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Archaeology Among the Ruins

November 5, 2014

HARN member Debbie Challis has sent us notice of her upcoming talk

Exhibition special event – Archaeology Among the Ruins

A group explore the ruins of the South Portico at Thebes

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Enjoy a free live speech-to-text lunchtime lecture in The Queen’s Gallery, join us as we look at the photographer Francis Bedford who accompanied the Prince of Wales’s on his tour of the East in 1862. Although Bedford’s work fitted into a long western tradition of picturing the ‘the Orient’, during this period photography was also becoming increasingly respected as a science.  Using Bedford’s later studies of antiquities Dr Debbie Challis (Petrie Museum, University College London) explores the effect photography had on another emerging science: archaeology.

Booking advisable.

Booking information for this event and the accompanying exhibition Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East can be found here http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/cairo-to-constantinople-early-photographs-of-the-middle-east

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