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Workshop Touching Treasures – A History of Photography

Monday 13 May 2019
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden

On Monday 13 May, a second Touching Treasures workshop will be organized. This workshop will deal with the history of art photography in the Netherlands, specifically with the techniques and methods that photographers have employed to achieve the best results possible at the time. The workshop will take place at the University Library, Witte Singel 27, Leiden.

Unique experience

During the workshop, curator for photography Maartje van den Heuvel will bring you into contact with the UBL’s broad collection of art photography. Focus will especially be on the techniques and methods used by photo-artists from 1839 to today. Which goals did artists aspire to using these techniques and methods? Who were these artists, what was their background? How do contemporary art photographers employ these techniques to enrich their art? You won’t just get these and other questions answered, but also be able to actually hold the matter being discussed.


After a brief introduction and instruction, participants will be able to examine a representative selection of photographs from the UBL collections. Maartje van den Heuvel will answer any questions that might arise. No prior knowledge is needed to participate in this workshop.

Sign up

Signing up is possible until Tuesday 9 May at 17.00. Use the button below, send an email to aanmelding@library.leidenuniv.nl (specifying the name of the workshop and your name) or call: 071-527 2832

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