Photography and scientific discovery

15 September 2022 - 20:30

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester

Event duration: 60 minutes 


The invention of ‘science’ as we know it today emerged hand-in-hand with photography in the 19th century. 

In laboratories and darkrooms (and sometimes converted cupboards) across the land, innovators, amateur chemists, astronomers and industrialists added their findings to photographic research. It transformed science just as much as science informed photography. 

Hear from Kelley Wilder from De Montfort University as she explores the complex relationship between imagery and discovery. 

Venue details: Council Room, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA