Tag Archives: 1851 Great Exhibition

Memories of the Future: Context

The fourth research post by RCA History of Design students involved in the Memories of the Future exhibition (more information here). By Katie Vann In preparation for the collaborative exhibition undertaken by the RCA in December, the History of Design … Continue reading

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The Tempest Prognosticator

The third research post from RCA History of Design students involved in the Memories of the Future exhibition (more information here).   A machine that predicts the weather using slimy invertebrates might seem an unusual invention to come out of … Continue reading

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‘Becoming’ The Albert Memorial

All the way back in December 2013, the editors of Visit1862 mused on the possibilities of considering the 1862 International Exhibition as an ‘object obituary’ to Prince Albert, the late husband of Queen Victoria: RIP Prince Albert. Almost two whole … Continue reading

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Visit1862 Field Trip for the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

On Wednesday 8th July the editors of visit1862.com had the privilege of running a field trip as part of the International Conference of Historical Geographers. Comprised of seven historical geographers with a wide range interests including the development of museums, … 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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‘Taste’ and its creators: 1862 and beyond (Part 2)

Explanation  Welcome to the second week of Natalie Bradbury’s and Ruth Mason’s (one of the editors of Visit1862.com) conversation about the process of taste formation. Natalie is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Central Lancashire looking at Pictures … 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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