A Million Pictures


The conference A Million Pictures: History, Archiving, and Creative Re‐use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides
will begin on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 at 11:00 and end on Friday, 1 September 2017 at 15:45.

Registration is possible until 15 August 2017 via the Conference registration page. If you wish to attend and have not registered yet, please contact Sarah Dellmann (s.dellmann(a)uu.nl).


The conference will mainly take place at Utrecht University, City Centre, Drift 21 in the lecture hall, room 0.32 on the ground floor. The entrance to the conference venue is via Utrecht University Library, Drift 27.
The nearest bus stop is “Janskerkhof”.
The programme on Thursday, 31 August afternoon / evening will take place as Parnassos Cultural Centre. Parnassos is located on Kruisstraat 201, 7 minutes walking distance from the main conference location.
The nearest bus stop is “Stadschouwburg”.

Additional Activities

You can visit Phoenix Paper Theatre during the lunch breaks on Wednesday 30 Aug and Thursday 31 Aug (2 minutes walk from the conference location, 7 minutes walk to the lunch location). The guided tour lasts 30 minutes, groups are limited to 15 people. Please indicate in the registration form if you wish to attend. This visit is free to participants of the conference. The theatre is located on the first floor, there is no elevator.

Our partners at the University Museum Utrecht offer a free guided tour behind the scenes through the depot, where more than 350 years of academic heritage are preserved. This guided tour will take place on Monday, 28 August (15:00-16:00, if there are more than 30 registrations a second tour will be offered from 16:00-17:00). The depot of Utrecht University Museum is located at the main campus at the Uithof. The depot is not at the same location as the visitor’s premises of Utrecht University Museum! Meeting point for the tour will be the entrance of Caroline Bleekergebouw, Sorbonnelaan 4, 3584 CA Utrecht.
The closest bus stop is “Utrecht Botanische Tuinen” (Bus 28 from Central Station or Janskerkhof in direction “De Uithof P&R via Rijnsweerd”). The bus ride takes circa 10 minutes. Please do not confuse “Botanische Tuinen” (botanical gardens) with the “Oude Hortus” (old botanical garden, located in the city centre as part of Utrecht University Museum!). This visit is also free for participants of the conference and can be booked via the registration form.

University Museum Utrecht also offers free entrance to the museum for conference delegates to the Museum, from 28 August – 2 September. Utrecht University Museum is located at Lange Nieuwstraat 106, at the Southern end of the city centre. The museum is opened daily form 10:00 – 17:00. You will have free access when showing your conference bag. Do not miss the oldest Ginko Tree known of in Europe and Van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope!

We also have vouchers for 25% discount on a Tour up the Dom tower. You can get one of those vouchers at the conference information desk.

Scheme of the Conference

History, Archiving, and Creative Re-use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides
Utrecht University City Centre & Parnassos Cultural Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Time Tuesday
29 Aug
Topic: Representation
30 Aug
Topic: Archiving & Digitising
31 Aug
Topic: Performance & Creative Re-Use
1 Sep
Topic: Public Education
Morning I Registration (from 10:00) Project Presentation: “Archiving and Digitising” Project Presentation: “Performance & Creative Re-Use” Project Presentation: “Public Education”
Morning II Welcome Words
Project Presentation: “Projecting Europe”
5 Minutes of Experience I 5 Minutes of Experience II Panel of Papers VI
Lunch Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
Afternoon Panel of Papers I & II
Panel of Papers III Panel IV Paper & Performance

Roundtable: Working with collections



Invited Talk by Prof. Erkki Huhtamo
Conference Fair
Performances, posters, demonstrations, book stands and more
Panel of Papers V

Presentation of Project results & Magic Lantern Society Award “Best Poster”

Public Performance
Conference dinner

Closing remarks by Prof. Vanessa Toulmin
conference ends 15:45