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Victorians Decoded - Victorians Decoded Exhibition Catalogue Entries

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posted on 11.03.2021, 10:17 by Cassandra NewlandCassandra Newland
Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first successful communications cable laid across the Atlantic Ocean, connecting Europe with America. A collaboration between Guildhall Art Gallery, King's College London, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Institute of Making at University College London, the exhibition used iconic Victorian paintings and early telegraphic objects to explore how cable telegraphy transformed people's understanding of time, space and speed of communication.

This item contains entries by Newland published in the exhibition catalogue for Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy, Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London, 20 September 2016 - 22 January 2017.

The entries by Newland are:

'Sir Charles Wheatstone's Notes'
'1866:The Year Communication Changed Forever'
'Chatterton's Compound'
'Nickel Silver Micrometer, Elliott Brothers, London'
'A Thomson-Style Reflecting Astatic Galvanometer made by Elliot Brothers [1860-1870]'
'Telegraphic Copper'
'ABC Telegraph Transmitter'
'Charles Wheatstone's Wheatstone Bridge'
'Gutta-Percha'

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