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Lecture / talk

Exhibition special event - Archaeology Among the Ruins

A group explore the ruins of the South Portico at Thebes
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
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London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

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Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

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Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Free with exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass
  • Royal Collection Trust filming and photography will be taking place during this event, and your attendance denotes your consent for Royal Collection Trust to produce and use this material for its own use including, but not limited to marketing, social media and promotional requirements. If you would prefer not to be featured in any filming or photography, please inform one of the Wardens or a member of the Learning team on your arrival.

Join us for a free lunchtime lecture at The Queen's Gallery with your exhibition or 1-Year Pass as we look at the work of photographer Francis Bedford who accompanied the Prince of Wales's on his tour of the East in 1862. Although Bedford's work fitted into a long western tradition of picturing the ‘the Orient’, during this period photography was also becoming increasingly respected as a science.  Using Bedford’s later studies of antiquities Dr Debbie Challis (Petrie Museum, University College London) explores the effect photography had on another emerging science: archaeology.

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