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Mark Green explores some of the many items in our collection stores, from TV props to cinematography equipment.
Famous for inventing the cinematograph and the autochrome, Auguste and Louis Lumière are among the most significant figures in film and photography history.
When photography was first introduced, a sense of wonder was tempered by disappointment that colours could not be reliably captured. The search for a solution became photography’s ‘Holy Grail’.
Learn about the development of colour photography—from the very first experiments with hand-colouring to the mass-production of commercially viable colour film.