Photographs: From Silver Particles to Snapshots of History

Event schedule details

Sunday 18 June

13.00 - 13.15

Event location details

The Globe, Gallery 4, Europe 1600-1815 galleries


Photographs suspend time and allow us a window into war, love and loss. Join Mary Phan, the V&A’s Curatorial Fellow in Photography, supported by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, to hear how the conservation and preservation of these cultural objects teaches us about ourselves.

Story Lounge talks

One individual, one stage in the round and 15 minutes to tell their personal tale of awe and wonder. Grab a cushion, get comfortable and listen to stories from a range of interesting people working in the arts and sciences from up and down Exhibition Road. Drop by to hear about uncovering something new and following your own path, an awe-inspiring moment in someone’s life which changed the direction of their career, or just a funny story about why they do what they do. 

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Visitor information

These talks are drop-in. To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Talks and tours