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Exhibition of Glass Plate Negatives, August 19th, State Museum, Hyderabad

A unique exhibition is being organized on the occasion of World Photography Day i.e. August 19th 2016 at the State Museum, Public Gardens, Hyderabad. Every year this day is marked as the World Photography Day, which is all about celebrating the birth of photography.

It was originated after the invention of the Daguerreotype photographic processes, developed by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre in the year 1837. On August 19, 1839, the French government has purchased the patent of this process and announced this invention as a gift “Free to the World”.

Glass Plate Negatives is a novel technique used in yesteryears for photography.  In this process, a light sensitive material is coated on a glass plate, and this is used to capture the image, by a camera and is hence known as a glass plate negative. Glass Plates are used for capturing and documentation of high quality imaging. In the earlier years, photographers used field cameras to capture many such impressive images on glass plates.

The Department of Archaeology and Museums which was initiated under the aegis of erstwhile Nizam State in the Year 1914 covering the Deccan Area, in the Nizam Dominion, have conducted numerous explorations and excavations to study human civilization and culture over many decades. During the early years, the department has documented various monuments on glass negatives.

The Department of Archaeology and Museums, Telangana is now organizing this unique and interesting exhibition which showcases the Glass plate negatives in its original form. Apart from this, visitors can also see how the material was preserved along with the Digitization and Restoration project taken up by the Department as well as High quality images from the archive. There are many Curated photos and images on display at this exhibition on August 19th which showcases the rich cultural heritage of Telangana region.

Attend this exhibition being held at the State Museum in Public gardens to witness the glory and efforts of yesteryear explorers in the form of Glass Negatives.

 

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