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Ways of Seeing – Conference Response

Today’s guest post is by Damian Smith of RMIT University in Melbourne. He summarises and responds to  the fascinating series of papers at our ‘Ways of Seeing‘ conference. It was linked to our contemporary art exhibition Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin. The 2015 Ways of Seeing Conference, held on…

Photo of the Week – Eclipse of the Sun

Emily from our Photo Studio has been looking at some amazing 1919 glass plates from our collection.  This week we were inspired by three glass plates from 1919 of the eclipse of the Sun. The glass plates are 8” x 10” and very fragile; in spite of having had object handling training…

Astro Art: Aurorae

Being on the judging panel of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is making me look afresh at Royal Museums Greenwich’s collection, where art sometimes meets science, often with spectacular results. Using the competition’s categories as a way into the collection, in this and future blog posts, I look…