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Krupp: Photography & The Making of a Company Archive

This event has finished. 6 March 2013, 5.45pm (National Museum Cardiff is open for most Bank Holidays, please check prior to your visit to ensure the museum will be open.)
Turbinentrommel im Pressbau, Krupp Works, Essen

Turbinentrommel im Pressbau, Krupp Works, Essen
7 Jan, 1911
Courtesy of Historisches Archiv Krupp, Essen.

Esmée Fairbairn Evening Lecture

In this talk, Professor Ute Eskildsen, former Director and Head of Photography at Museum Folkwang, Essen, will explore the documentary aspects of the Krupp archive and trace how certain images were used and distributed.

Never are such photographs simple documents of industrial interests alone and close inspection reveals other values and investments in the photograph as cultural expression often during times of traumatic moments in history.

Drawing on the rich industrial heritage of the Ruhr Valley, with its obvious parallels with the industrialisation of the south Wales valleys, this lecture forms part of a series accompanying a project by Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales to work on its rich and diverse historic photographic collections — a project made possible through a major gift from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

In partnership with the eCPR, at University of Wales Newport, the lecture series will reflect the exciting work that Amgueddfa Cymru is undertaking from 2012 to 2015.

For details and booking, e-mail: historic.photography@museumwales.ac.uk

Doors open 5.15pm, lecture begins at 5.45pm.

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