Photography and the Moving Image

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The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Prince of Wales Rd, Exeter, EX4 4SB

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Monday 17 October 2016 – Friday 23 December 2016
Opening Hours: 10am-5pm

Through the collections of The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the exhibition 'Photography and the Moving Image' has been curated to depict the relationship between photography and the development of the moving image. From the nineteenth century to recent times, a wide variety of both imagery and artefacts will be on display to tell a story which has informed filmmaking today. 
Is home to one of the largest collections of material on the moving image in Britain. Both an accredited public museum and academic research facility, they have a collection of over 75,000 items. 1,000 items are on display in our Galleries. The Lower Gallery explores the development of pre-cinema visual culture up to 1910 and the Upper Gallery celebrates cinema from 1910 to the present. Everyone is welcome to visit our galleries seven days a week (except bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year) and our research facilities are open to all each weekday.
The museum chronicles the development of optical entertainment from shadow-puppets and 17th century manuscripts to the most recent Hollywood blockbusters, including artefacts such as Magic Lanterns, rare books, prints, and an extensive variety of publicity materials. The diversity of this collection provides an insight into the changing dynamics of the moving image and the history of our relationship with it.

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