Lunchtime Lecture: Victorian Electrotypes at the V&A: A perfect Marriage of Art and Industry
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Electrotypes are perfect replicas in metal created by the action of electricity. Likened to a modern day alchemy, they embody the spirit and innovation that helped establish the V&A in the 19th century.
Led by the Museum, an ambitious international programme of replication arranged at the Paris Exposition of 1867, added thousands of electrotypes to museum collections around the world. Why did they do this? And why did the programme end so acrimoniously?
Led by Angus Patterson, Senior Curator at the V&A.