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Advice: Bromley House Library- Photo Exhibition celebrating 175 years since Alfred Barber opened his Studio.

2016 marks 175 years since the first recorded photograph, a daguerreotype, was taken in Barber's studio in Bromley House Library,Nottingham.

We would like to mount an exhibition celebrating Victorian photography in our picture gallery, in September and October this year. Unfortunately the Science museum want to charge a huge amount for each jpeg and the V and A even more.

Is anyone aware of a more generous institution that would allow us to print and exhibit some good quality images by Victorian photographers for a reasonable sum? The exhibition will be open to members and the public at no charge.

Last year we opened the Pauline Heathcote Archive, her notes used in her publications on the history of photography. In the studio we have an antique large plate studio camera on a stand with a reproduction backdrop and in the dark room a collection of antique and vintage cameras and dark room equipment as well as Pauline Heathcote's Archive.

For more information on the Bromley House Studio go to  > about us > our history > photographic studio.

For the contents of the archive go to > about us > our history > Pauline Heathcote Archive.

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Comment by Eric Butler on March 5, 2016 at 20:06

Thanks Helen. 

Comment by Helen Trompeteler on March 4, 2016 at 8:32

If you are trying to license an image for this use you would have to pay a fee for the scan and a reproduction fee. However buying prints for display purposes and showing these would be a cheaper option. (For example digital prints of works in the collection of the NPG start from £15: and the Science & Society Picture Library offer a similar prints service:

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