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Made in Birmingham: The 1886 Exhibtion of Local Manufactures and Natural History

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Made in Birmingham: The 1886 Exhibtion of Local Manufactures and Natural History

Time: June 20, 2009 to August 31, 2009
Location: Centenary Sqaure
Street: Broad Street
City/Town: Birmingham
Phone: 0121 303 4439
Event Type: outdoor, exhibtion
Organized By: Pete James
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2009

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In 1886 the Birmingham photographer, John Collier, made a series of over 70 photographs documenting one of the most important public demonstrations of Birmingham’s industrial prowess: the Exhibition of Local Manufactures and Natural History. Staged to coincide with the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Birmingham the exhibtion, held at the Bingley Hall between 26 August and 30 October 1886 attracted over 400,000 visitors. This outdoor exhibition re-presents a selection of 50 of Collier's remarkable photographs alongside a range of other contextaul material.

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Comment by michaelg on June 26, 2009 at 16:59
Dear Pete,
Will call in to see you and the exhibition soon. Will email to give notice and am sorry that I was unable to attend your opening as my Benjamin Baker was on the same night!

Michael


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