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Faraway Places: Travel photography of the 19th century

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Faraway Places: Travel photography of the 19th century

Time: April 18, 2011 to September 19, 2011
Location: Ilott Room, Level 4, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Street: Cable Street
City/Town: Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Website or Map: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/
Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7000
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2011

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Event Description

In the 19th century, enterprising European photographers travelled to distant places such as Egypt, India, China, the American West, and the Pacific. Through the photographs they brought back, for the first time, people who had not travelled could see what the world looked like.

Later in the century, tourism as we know it today emerged, and local photographers in these countries supplied a demand for souvenir images to take home. Faraway Places shows an intriguing selection of both these types of photographs.

The exhibition runs until September, but in June the photographs currently on display will be replaced to limit their exposure to the damaging effects of light. An entirely new selection of photographs will then be displayed.

Free entry.

Photo:  Fountains Abbey, the Chapel of the Nine Altars, interior. From the illustrated book: Philip H. Delamotte and Joseph Cundall, ’A photographic tour among the abbeys of Yorkshire’, Bell and Daldy, 1856
Delamotte, Philip   circa 1856  
Black and white photograph, albumen silver print

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