Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Magic lantern slides added to University’s Digital Library

February 15th, 2014

A selection of lantern slides from the museum’s collection have recently been digitised and made available to view via the University’s new Digital Library. With topics including botany, embryology, astronomy and textiles, the images reflect the diverse use of magic lanterns as teaching tools during the late 19th and early 20th century.

The Museum would like to thank the Scientific Instrument Society for providing financial assistance for this project. Over time we hope to provide digital access to further areas of our collections.

For more on our work with magic lanterns and slides, visit our blog. Keep an eye out for exciting new related resources and events in the near future.

 

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