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Heritage in the Limelight: The Magic Lantern in Australia and the World

‘In the Hurly Burly’, detail from Salvation Army Melbourne War Cry, 1894

‘In the Hurly Burly’, detail from Salvation Army Melbourne War Cry, 1894

The Australian Research Council has funded a this three year project lead by Dr Martyn Jolly at the Australian National University. This project aims to discover and analyse the large number of glass magic lantern slides that remain under-used in Australian public collections. Heritage in the Limelight aims to explore the international reach and diversity of this globalised modernist apparatus from the Australian perspective. It plans to understand how diverse audiences affectively experienced these powerful forms of early media, and to develop ways for today’s Australians to re-experience their magic, invigorating and expanding our cultural heritage.
There will be a close cooperation between both projects, more details will be posted regularly in the A Million Pictures Newsletter.

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