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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:30pm to 1pm

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The talk will highlight amateur botanist Ella Hurd and the process she used to make her cyanotypes. It will also explore the importance of camera-less photography to scientific research and documentation in the 19th century.


This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 31, 2022.

Tess Hamilton, Graduate Student Intern in Photograph Conservation, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library, Harvard University

Lynette Roth, Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums


Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.


Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.


Please visit the website to learn about our general policies for museum visits.

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