Sights of Wonder is an online exhibition of photographs by Francis Bedford (1815-1894) taken during a royal tour to the eastern Mediterranean region in 1862. It was curated by ten MA Art History and Curating students of the 2019/20 cohort at the University of Birmingham, in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Sights of Wonder is an online exhibition of photographs by Francis Bedford (1815-1894) taken during a royal tour to the eastern Mediterranean region in 1862. It was curated by ten MA Art History and Curating students at the University of Birmingham, in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
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Below is a video provided by the Royal Collection Trust which explains the wet collodion photographic process used by Francis Bedford while touring with the prince. As a process it had only been invented in the 1850s, just over 10 years before it was used by Bedford during the Royal Tour with such skill