The Nicholson Museum holds over 1500 glass-plate negatives of Greece taken by William Woodhouse, Professor of Classics and Nicholson Museum curator at The University of Sydney in the 1890s and early 1900s. Woodhouse’s photographs captured the landscapes, archaeological sites, villages, monasteries, festivals and people going about their daily life in mainland Greece, at a key period when scientific investigation and excavations were developing and the country was on the brink of industrialisation.
This talk discusses the museum’s citizen archiving Flickr project which is seeking public help in identifying and describing each image in the archive. The talk explores the richness of the photographs as a documentary resource of this period in Greek history. Through this lecture also learn more about who Woodhouse was, his life, his teaching and as the photographs themselves show, his love of Greece.
Speaker: Candace Richards
Time and date: 6-7.30pm, Wednesday 30 May 2018
Location: Nicholson Museum, Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney
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