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York’s First Photographs

Thu Aug 29 - Mon Nov 4

The first photographs taken in York, depicting Victorian visionaries, innovators and influencers, are on display in York Museum Gardens and Library Lawn as part of a new trail.

In 1844, the greatest scientific minds in the UK gathered for the York meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Their visit was captured on camera by D O Hill and R Adamson, leaders in their field, and these very early photographs, known as calotypes, are believed to have been the very first taken in York. The photographs have be reproduced with the permission of the National Galleries Scotland.

Follow the trail to discover more about twelve Victorians who made their mark on York and the world of science.

An events programme of talks and workshops complements the new display, please visit the websites for details.

This is a joint project with Yorkshire Philosophical Society (www.ypsyork.org)

York Museums Trust (www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk) and Explore York Libraries and Archive. (www.exploreyork.org.uk).


(Photographs by D.O.Hill and R. Adamson courtesy National Galleries Scotland)


Thu Aug 29
Mon Nov 4
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