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Peter Norman replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Diascope loan?
"Hi there, I work at the NPG and I know we have some of the Diascopes that belonged to Olive Edis. Incidentally I am working on a reconstruction of the Autochrome process so I know quite a bit about them! Very Best, Peter Norman "
May 30, 2019

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The Autochrome Project

Having just joined the British Photographic History Group, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the research that I am carrying out. My name is Peter Norman, I am a Technician working at the National Portrait Gallery in London and I am looking to develop a workable method to reproduce the Lumiere Autochrome colour process. Over the past year I have been learning the Silver Gelatin Bromide technique as well as producing the coloured starch mosaic that is integral to…


Posted on August 8, 2017 at 10:00 — 11 Comments

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At 12:09 on August 16, 2017, Pamela Glasson Roberts said…

Sorry no, can't remember the details, only being impressed!  I guess, since then, they have both got much busier workwise so may not have been able to explore much further.  Tapioca!  Fascinating.  I;ll look forward to seeing what you eventually publish.

Very best,


At 10:05 on August 16, 2017, Pamela Glasson Roberts said…

Hi Peter,

I was the Curator of the RPS until 2001 when the RPS Collection was sold to the National Media Museum in Bradford.  It is now at the V&A so much easier for you to see.  I saw an early prototype of Bertrand & Jean-Paul's recreated Autochrome in Paris some years ago but, alas, not recently.


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