Wonderful photographic record of early 20thC. London, from the glass slide collection of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) housed at the Bishopsgate Institute.
The online Flickr collection is a selection of over 150 images from c.3,000 and “features images of most of London’s landmarks, churches, open spaces, statues and buildings, alongside social and cultural scenes and portraits of the famous from the turn of the century to the interwar period”.
Chelsea Power Station (c.1920).
Please note that photographs are all rights are reserved.
Based on their research in fashion history, Professor Caroline Evans and Alistair O’Neill selected a series of slide images that reflected on the relationship of copy and original in fashion. March 2013, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
All photographs by Karen Fletcher
Slides and associated paraphernalia were displayed in the manner of (soon- to-be) rare artifacts. The exhibition drew attention to the physicality of the slides and the collection processes. More information and photographs on the exhibition webpage.
The Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL, is a gem of a collection but it is especially worth visiting if you are an ex-slide librarian who still hankers for the glow of a light box. Here you can stand in a back lit booth whose mirrored ceiling stretches and multiplies the 2000 plus glass slides. It must be pointed out these lantern and microscope slides actually contain tiny creatures rather than 35mm film, but that doesn’t detract from the totally immersive experience.
For more details and a nice little video about the Micrarium’s installation go to http://bit.ly/VFWEOn
This will be at Bath Spa University on Tuesday, 25th June from 11.00am – 3.30pm. Topics for discussion will include the new CLA licence, social media and copyright, and displaying images of students work.
If you are involved in visual resources and education, why not join ACADI and come along? Our meetings are informal, informative and friendly.