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Icon PhMG event - Photography: A Victorian Sensation in Focus

Icon Photographic Materials Group, Icon Scotland Group and National Museums Scotland are proud to present:

Photography: A Victorian Sensation in Focus

An afternoon of talks exploring the challenges addressed in the curation, conservation and design of a major exhibition of photographic material.

Date: 15th September 2015

Time: 12.45 – 17.00 (+ optional Icon PhMG AGM: 10.30; exhibition ticket pick-up from 10.00 onwards)

Location: National Museums of Scotland

Ticket prices:

Icon Member Standard Rate: £20

Icon Member Reduced Rate: £7.50 (students, interns and unwaged)

Non-member Rate: £30

Ticket prices include entry into the exhibition, usually £10.

Booking and full programme:

Photography: A Victorian Sensation is a major exhibition currently on display at the National Museum of Scotland which explores the evolution of photography during the Victorian period. Innovations in photography are explored through more than 1500 photographs and related objects from the museum’s collections.

Principal Curator of the exhibition, Dr Alison Morrison-Low, will provide the curatorial perspective, and exhibition designer, Esther Titley describes how a common ground was found between exhibition design and conservation concerns. In addition, Kirsten Dunne from the National Galleries of Scotland will provide an introduction to Microfading, data from which was used to aid decision-making in the planning stages of the exhibition. The conservation team - Vicki Hanley, Lisa Cumming, Rosalind Bos and Emmanuelle Largeteau  - will be presenting on a range of areas including: bespoke mounting and suitable display; conservation of Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes, and the planning and prioritising that took this vast collection from storage to display.

Ticket prices include entry to the exhibition itself so that attendees have the opportunity to view the exhibition at their leisure in the morning before the event.

Please note, the Icon Photographic Material Group AGM will also be held at the National Museum of Scotland in the morning at 10.30. While primarily for Icon Photographic Materials Group members, all are welcome. The AGM is also open to those not attending the afternoon event. Please email us directly if you would like to attend the AGM, but will not be attending Photography: A Victorian Sensation in Focus

The full programme and booking is available through the Icon Photographic Materials Group Eventbrite page:

 We would like to thank National Museums Scotland for their generous support in hosting this event

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