Monday, July 17, 2006

ADDED Exhibition: Photography and Egyptology

A long article featuring the role of photography in the long history of Egyptology and other heritage projects: "War, politics, religious movements and natural disasters — all key players in the formation of human history. Now, Kathleen Stewart Howe has just added one more chief element to the list, one that most people would never consider as being pivotal in history: photography. Howe, the Sarah Rempel & Herbert S. Rempel ’23 Director of the Museum of Art and professor of art history at Pomona College, has found that photography played a significant role in shaping archeology, especially Egyptology, from its very beginnings. . . . The exhibit, which will run until May 1, features 19th century photographs by Du Camp, Teynard, Greene, and others, such as Joseph Philibert, a pioneer Daguerreotypist. These photographs transport the viewer back to ancient Greece and Egypt. They provide a glimpse into the life of an archeologist working on some of the oldest monuments and sites around the Mediterranean, all through the lens of a camera."
See the above page for the rest of this fascinating feature.

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