“York’s First Photographs” Calotype Exhibition starts August 30th

If you happen to be walking through Museum Gardens next week, you may see some workmen carefully preparing the walls of St Mary’s Abbey, the Observatory, the two Lodges, and a number of other places in order to mount the panels for the ‘York’s First Photographs’ exhibition, which opens on August 30th, and will remain in place throughout September and October.

These panels will display historic early photographs, called calotypes, which were taken at the 1844 conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The display will form a trail which begins at the YPS Lodge, leads through the gardens to St Mary’s Lodge, then back past the Abbey and the front of the museum, via the ‘hidden’ gate in the fern garden, onto the Library Lawn.

More information about these photographs can be found by clicking here:- Calotype Project

This display is a joint venture between the YPS, York Museums Trust, and York Explore, and all three partners will be staging a series of supporting events. To download a copy of the full programme, click here.:- York’s First Photographs