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Boissonnas in Egypt
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Boissonnas in Egypt

 Friday 3-Thursday 30 November
 Also open Saturdays 10.00am-4.00pm

Explore the intersection of photographic history and political geography through the lavish Egypte publication (1932) by Swiss photographer Fred Boissonnas and work from his unfinished project in the Sinai (1929-33). Sponsored by the Saint Catherine Foundation in collaboration with the Ligatus Research Centre of the University of the Arts London.

Guided tours led by contributors to the Boissonnas in Egypt exhibition will take place every Thursday at 12 noon and last for 30 minutes.

9th November                Ewelina Warner
16th November              Dr Kathleen Brunner
23rd November              Dr Ahmed Shams
30th November              Heather Ravenberg

Meet in the pavilion, no need to book. All enquiries please contact the Saint Catherine Foundation: +44 (0)20 7396 5420

More information: www.saintcatherinefoundation.org

Boissonnas and Egypt conference

 Thursday 2 November 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
 Ondaatje Theatre, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR

The conference will present different perspectives on the context of 1920s Egypt in relation to Boissonnas’s work and explore wider debates around photography and cultural geography.

Professor Oriana Baddeley (University of the Arts London)
Dr George Manginis (Benaki Museum)
Dr Christina Riggs (University of East Anglia)
Dr Ahmed Shams (Durham University)
Dr Estelle Sohier (Université de Genève)

The conference will be followed by a private view of the exhibition from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Places: Tickets for the conference £35 (lunch and refreshments included)

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