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Portraits, People and Places! 17 February 2011

Mrs Charnley and Children
Mrs Charnley and children possibly taken in the Douglas Photographic Studio of W.H. Warburton ©Manx National Heritage
Children between the ages of 7-14 years can uncover unseen photographs from the Manx Museum archives, in an exciting half-term workshop. The workshop will be held daily from 21st to 25th February, 1pm to 3pm at the Manx Museum.

Children will discover the history of photography through portraits, people and places on the Isle of Man from years gone by. After being inspired, they can dress up in historical costume, take photographs with handmade pinhole cameras and develop their very own portraits.

Anthea Young, Education Services Officer from Manx National Heritage said;

‘This workshop will not only provide an opportunity for children to look at previously unseen photographs from the Manx Museum collections, but Stephen Lillie will also be exploring the science behind pin hole photography enabling children to take and develop their own images.’

The workshop is a great introduction to the iMuseum, a digital research facility due to open in March 2011. The iMuseum will hold portraits of Manx people, many thousands of photographs of Manx places from the 1850’s, as well as 400,000 pages of newsprint with its contents searchable by articles, photographs and advertisements.

Admission is £5 per child. Places are limited and booking is required. Tickets are available from the Manx Museum Heritage Shop.

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