‘Brunel Through a Lens’ Talk on 26th June at 2.30pm

We are delighted to be hosting a Cafe 200 event with the Institution of civil Engineers.

Rose Teanby will be presenting a talk about Brunel’s use of early photography, his creations appearing in early photographs and explaining why he was one of the first engineers to adopt photography.

A selection of rare images will be displayed.  The collection will include the first photographic image of work in progress dating from 1841.  The audience will have the opportunity to discuss these photographs and view some stereoscopic images using an antique viewer.  A civil engineer will also be available to answer questions relating to the details of construction.

Photographers include Robert Howlett, William Henry Fox Talbot, John Dillwyn Llewellyn, Joseph Cundall and Henry Delamotte.

Rose Teanby is a photo historian with a great interest in the photography of civil engineering.  She is the biographer of Robert Howlett and has lectured about his iconic portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

This event is part of the Café 200 programme of events taking place across the UK to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Tickets are only £3 and must be booked in advance and are available from the museum on 01823 255088 or on-line from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the museum of somerset