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Blog: A blueprint for the future: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins

Rose Teanby has written a blog for the V&A Museum on Anna Atkins cyanotypes in the V&A photography collection. She writes...'I recently returned to visit the V&A Archive viewing materials relating to Atkins’s contribution to the 1984 touring exhibition The Golden Age of British Photography where once again her images added a splash of early monochromatic colour to an exhibition charting the history of British photography. The archival documents revealed the behind-the-scenes hard work of assembling, documenting, insuring, transporting and finally exhibiting images at five USA venues in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art....'

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