In Focus: Daguerreotypes, Tintypes and Photographs from the Farm House Museum Collection
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm|
|Location:||Farm House Museum, central campus|
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Photography, as we know it today, takes place on the screen of a computer or phone, but before the invention of these devices, all photographs were physical objects that could be touched, turned, held and looked at under a magnifying glass. Explore the Farm House Museum Collection of 19th Century photography with Charlie Coffey, exhibition curator, photographer, and University Museums intern extraordinaire.
In 1839 the French painter Paul Delaroche stated, "From today painting is dead," in response to watching a daguerreotype being made due to the precise detail the medium contained. The daguerreotype was the first process in a history of pioneering techniques that can be defined as photography.