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Visualising spaces, objects (and a daguerreotype)

The John Rylands Library in Manchester has a wonderful collection of historic and contemporary photography. Tony Richards from its imaging team is using COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to experiment with very modern imaging techniques to visualise spaces and objects from its collection. One of the objects visualised is a daguerreotype which presents its own challenges in showing the surface and characteristic transition between the 'negative' and 'positive'. These techniques have the potential to open up spaces and the collection for those unable to visit in person.   

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Image: Tony Richards, Daguerreotype of Catherine Hannah Dunkerley. John Rylands Library, Manchester.

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