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This column is a record of our research journey, our intellectual highs and lows and geographical comings and goings. Researching the 1862 International Exhibition takes us to various places of design historical, geographical and personal interest. This is a space for us to reflect upon these travels and share our own personal, sensory experiences of 1862 in words and pictures.

1862 Resources in the National Art Library

The National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum is home to a plethora of printed sources related to the 1862 International Exhibition. This material embraces a whole range of publications including the exhibition’s official catalogue, official programmes for … Continue reading

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Victorian London in Photographs

At the London Metropolitan Archives: 5th May 2015 – 8th October 2015 This free exhibition at the London Metropolitan Archives creates a visual insight into the lives of Victorian Londoners. Collating images of people, places, buildings and things, the exhibition … Continue reading

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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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Call for Papers – Materiality and Historical Geography – International Conference of Historical Geographers, London July 2015

As already announced the editors of visit1862 are going to be running a field visit to South Kensington as part of the 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers (ICHG) (click here to read this post) The ICHG provides an opportunity … 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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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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The Who’s Who of 1862

April 2014 Dedicated to the memory of Henry Cole (15th July 1808 – 18th April 1882) As researchers of the 1862 International Exhibition, there are certain dates which stand out in our calendar. Today is one of them: the 132rd … Continue reading

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Smells Like 1862

February, 2014 Location Tucked away between Piccadilly and Leicester Square is Jerymn Street.  A classy collection of smart shop fronts neighbouring the Royal Academy, Fortnum & Mason and the Ritz hotel, our historical trip this month has taken us to … Continue reading

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Walking 1862

October, 2013 Until we get our hands on a working time machine, we never stop daydreaming about which part of history we’d go back to if we could.  High on our priority list would be South Kensington in 1862 (of … Continue reading

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