Author Archives: Helen Cresswell

Sculpture Victorious?

Sculpture Victorious Tate Britain 25 February – 25 May 2015 The marketing material composed for Sculpture Victorious at the Tate Britain is as brash, bold and boastful as the works featured inside of it. Visitors are promised exhibits that best … Continue reading

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Aesthetic Analysis and Visitors’ Experience of the 1862 International Exhibition

On 27th and 28th June 2014, the editors of visit1862 had the pleasure of being part of the London Conference of Critical Thought.  Presenting on a panel of rare historical voices within the conference’s discussions about Deleuze, the everyday political, … Continue reading

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The 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers: Field Visit

Field Visit at the 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers South Kensington and the 1862 International Exhibition The editors of visit1862.com are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 8th July 2015 (thinking ahead!) we shall be running a day trip … Continue reading

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An Aeroplane: View from the Compound

Painted in 1918, during the First World War, this impressionistic, almost Fauvist, painting depicts the view from Alexandra Palace.  A German artist who studied in London and Munich, Sauter was confined to Alexandra Palace between 1918 and 1919 while the … Continue reading

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Picnic at the Palace

Alexandra Palace – or the People’s Palace, as it has been branded since its construction and opening in the second-half of the nineteenth century – proudly stands surveying north-east London.  With sandwiches and sun cream, we planted ourselves upon a … Continue reading

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London Conference of Critical Thought

Aesthetic Analysis and Visitors’ Experience of the 1862 International Exhibition: London Conference of Critical Thought, 27th and 28th June 2014 In less than a month’s time, Goldsmiths College, University of London, will play host to the 3rd Annual London Conference … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Going On Honeymoon

So for the last instalment of Love 1862, we thought we’d send you off with a tale of happily ever after. In 1861, the English architect John Pollard Seddon designed this desk for his own use. To complete the desk … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Another Round!

So how was your date last night? A romantic night out with the desire of your heart? A table for two in a candlelit restaurant?  A glass of Champagne to start?  White with the fish?  Red with the main? Dessert … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Royal Romance

The day itself is with us! So, from the editors of visit1862, here is our Valentine gift to you: In 1858, after at least seven years of matchmaking, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert finally married their eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Rival Roses

So, there’s no escaping it, its just one more day until Valentines Day (we can already hear the collective groans!). However… what about the fortunate few with many Valentines?  Our cartoon today depicts two such young ladies in the gardens … Continue reading

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