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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…

Transparencies Volunteer Project Update

Volunteers India Burr-Hersey and Ana Alpuente joined the photographic studio in March to work on the Transparencies Project. As well as working through piles of slides, Ana and India have started to take on other projects within the studio and recently helped out with one of our photographic shoots.  India…

Photo of the Week- War Artists at Sea

Emily from our Photographic  Studio talks about the process involved in photographing a new exhibition. With a need for general record images alongside photos that help convey the atmosphere of our galleries this is no easy job! With new galleries and exhibitions the photographic studio aims to document all features of the…

Photo of the Week – Louise Devoy

Today’s photo of the week is the staff profile picture of our Royal Observatory Curator, Louise Devoy, created with a little 1920s inspiration. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is regularly used as a setting for staff members profile photos, with many having their photo taken in the Great Equatorial Dome. Louise…

Photo of the Week – HMS Caroline

Emily from our photostudio has been looking at the ongoing work to digitize our amazing collection of ship plans. Often works of art in themselves, they also offer an incredible wealth of information.  The museum has a vast collection of ship plans that get digitized on a weekly basis by…