The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has recently acquired an unparalleled collection of over 15,000 photographs which provide a unique insight into Scottish life and identity from the 1840s to the 1940s. This was a century of dramatic transformation and innovation. The collection includes work from many of the early pioneers of photography. Anne Lydon, Chief Curator, Photography, at the National Galleries of Scotland, will discuss the importance of this collection, as well as explaining the calotype process (an early form of photography).
The MacKinnon Collection: Scottish Life 1840–1940
On 2 October 2019
12:00pm - 2:30pm
York, YO1 7AL