Visit three exhibitions in one day. The Archaeology & Heritage group are organising a social day out at Lacock Abbey, where the first ever photographic negative was taken by William Fox Talbot in 1835, giving this marvellous building a significant place in the history of photography. We will have a chance to see: Platinum: Master Prints from 31 Studio; Lacock and Magna Carta and Travel Photographer of the Year exhibitions. To find out more about the venue, visit Lacock Abbey's website
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet up with others with similar interest, learn about the history of photography, our constitutional heritage and to see wonderful images from around the world. There will also be an opportunity to take photographs and meet members of the Heritage group who can provide general advice. All welcome. The day is free to participants, but admission fees apply for those who are not members of the National Trust (adults £11.90) payable at the venue on the day. Bookings required via the website to give us an idea of numbers.
We will meet up at the Visitor’s Reception at 10.30 for a briefing. From there, we go on to visit the three exhibitions. You are welcome to bring your own picnic or have refreshments at any of the various locations in Lacock Village.
Platinum: Master prints from 31 Studio
Photography exhibition in the Fox Talbot Museum gallery - Striking, unusual and famous images feature in this exhibition that celebrates the work of the master print makers '31 Studio'.
The 31 Studio / The Platinum Printroom is the foremost specialist for Platinum and Platinum-Palladium printing in the United Kingdom. The first dedicated workshop to be specifically set up, to revive this lost art.
Lacock and Magna Carta
A small display in the abbey, exploring the history of Lacock’s 1225 Magna Carta, in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. On 11 February 1225, King Henry III (r. 1216–72) issued what became the final and definitive version of Magna Carta. It is clauses of the 1225 charter, not the charter of 1215, which are on the Statute Book of the United Kingdom today. The 1225 charter was circulated to the counties and given great publicity. The Wiltshire knights had placed their copy of Magna Carta for safekeeping in Lacock Abbey, preserved there until it was presented to the British Museum in 1945, before finally entering the collections of the British Library. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/magna-carta-1225
Travel Photographer of the Year
Outdoor exhibition in the abbey’s Tudor courtyard
Visit the first of TPOTY's touring exhibitions with a display at the the birthplace of photography, with a last chance to see the 2013 winning images before the latest winners go on display at the RGS in July.
Feature Photo: Lacock Abbey, The Nuns Warming Room, Salt Print by Ken Keen FRPS