The curious tale of the lady in the photograph – Love Actually comes to LMA
Wednesday 27th November 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30)
Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives.
From one of the earliest photographs at LMA (1848) we will trace not only the story of the young woman who was pictured and how the image became Exhibit A in a divorce case, but also the difficulties facing women seeking a divorce at that time, the history of photography and a supporting cast of JMW Turner and Queen Victoria.
Geoff Pick is a professional archivist and has worked at Worcester Cathedral Library, Lambeth Palace Library and the City of London Corporation, primarily at London Metropolitan Archives, since 2013 as its Director. Geoff was Chair of the Archives and Records Association of the UK and Ireland 2016-18 and has served as Chair of the National Council on Archives. He has also served on numerous archival and museum committees and working parties, and in December will take over as chair of the UK’s Archive Service Accreditation Committee.
Please note the seminar will begin with the Archives for London AGM at 5.45 pm.Doors open 5.30pm for Christmas drinks and nibbles.
Advance booking is essential. Please book your place through Eventbrite or by telephoning Alex Fisher (AfL Secretary) on 020 7594 8818.
Free for AfL members, £6 for non-members.