This day symposium will focus on Muybridge's work in Kingston, where he was born in 1830 and died in 1904 - he spent his final decade there and bequeathed his personal archive to the Kingston Museum. The morning session will explore the dimensions of Muybridge's distinctive relationship to Kingston, and the afternoon sessions will present new and original research - on Muybridge's work, its histories, and its multiple connections - by prominent artists, film-makers and scholars.

The event will present new research from experts in the field drawing directly upon his personal archive of documents, projection devices and slides, bequeathed to Kingston Museum by Muybridge himself. It will also examine the immense technological, cultural, artistic and urban transformation experienced in Kingston during this decade.

The symposium is presented by the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University, in collaboration with the Kingston Museum, and supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. 

Themes addressed will feature:

Muybridge's status as a British artistic, photographic and film pioneer

Muybridge and the social, urban and cultural history of Kingston

Muybridge's late career and legacy for moving-image projection

Confirmed speakers include:

Stephen Barber, Kingston University

Becky Beasley, Artist

Andrew Carnie, Winchester School of Art

Barnaby Dicker, Royal College of Art

Patrick ffrench, King's College, University of London

Stephen Herbert, Kingston University

Seoyoung Kim, Kingston Museum & Art Gallery

Robert Knifton, Kingston University

Esther Leslie, Birkbeck, University of London

Fran Lloyd, Kingston University

Joana Neves, Kingston University

Charlotte Samuels, Kingston Museum & Art Gallery

Admission to this event is free. For more information and to reserve your place -







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