Photographic treasures go on display at the Science Museum

Date Posted: 01/12/2014

History, art and science combine in the next exhibition at London’s Science Museum.

Running from now until 1st March, Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection is a showcase of 200 highlights from the last 160 years of photographic art, collected by the Royal Photographic Society.

The RPS is the world’s oldest photographic society. Its first open exhibition was held on the site of the Science Museum in 1858, back when the building was known as the South Kensington Museum.

Images from this original exhibition can now be seen in the Media Space at the Science Museum, including images from Lewis Carroll. Images from contemporary photographers will also be on display at the exhibition, including work by influential artists like Don McCullin and Martin Parr.

The exhibition is ideal for visits from Key Stage 3 all the way up to Key Stage 5.

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Image: Portrait of Christina Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O'Gorman c 1913 The Royal Photographic Society.

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