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Lecture: Krupp: Photography & The Making of a Company Archive

On Wednesday, 6 March Professor Ute Eskildsen, former Director and Head of Photography at Museum Folkwang, Essen, will explore the documentary aspects of the Krupp archive and trace how certain images were used and distributed. Close inspection of such photographs reveals that they are never simple documents of industrial interests alone.

Drawing on the rich industrial heritage of the Ruhr Valley, with its obvious parallels with the industrialisation of the south Wales valleys, this lecture forms part of a series accompanying a project by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales to work on its rich and diverse historic photographic collections – a project made possible through a major gift from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Ute Eskildsen was until recently Acting Director and Head of Photography at the Museum Folkwang, Essen.See:

In partnership with the eCPR, at University of Wales Newport, the lecture series will reflect the exciting work that Amgueddfa Cymru is undertaking from 2012 to 2015.

For further partner details visit:

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 5.45pm

The event is FREE but booking is essential as places are limited. To reserve your place, please email: with your name and contact telephone number.

Image: Wheel tyres being moved by hand, Krupp Works Essen, 28. Oct. 1899. Courtesy of Historisches Archiv Krupp, Essen

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