Lunchtime Talks at the Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum


05/02/2020 - 01/04/2020
12.30pm (45mins)

Join us for free lunchtime talks!

These talks are to compliment the fascinating exhibition 'Cartomania: A Victorian Photographic Phenomenon'

Aberdeen citizens: Portraits from Victorian studios
Dr Antonia Laurence-Allen, Curator, National Trust for Scotland

Wed 5 February, 12.30pm (45mins), free
Education Suite

Who was selling and buying photographs in Victorian Aberdeen and why? Antonia explores the growth of photographic studios in Aberdeen, and how the business of producing portraits came to define a studio's success.

George Washington Wilson: A man of firsts
Ashleigh Black, PhD Student in Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen

Wed 4 March, 12.30pm (45mins), free
Education Suite

Ashleigh considers the many firsts in the international career of pioneering photographer and Aberdonian, George Washington Wilson, including creating the first photomontage and being the first person in the UK to photograph the moon.

19th-century quines: Women in the George Washington Wilson photographic collection
Dr Áine Larkin, Senior Lecturer in French, University of Aberdeen

Wed 1 April, 12.30pm (45mins), free
Education Suite

George Washington Wilson was named Photographer Royal for Scotland in 1860. A collection of over 37,000 glass plate negatives is held at the University of Aberdeen library, consisting of landscapes, cityscapes, and portrait photographs from across Britain and its former colonies. Áine explores representations of women in the collection and considers their location, class, occupation, and ethnicity.