Three men pose for a photo

Photographic Memories

This event takes place at Bankfield Museum

Explore the history of photography from the first permanent image made in 1826, to the estimated 14 trillion we take each year across the world today.

With a click and a flash, photographs allow us to capture the world around us. Whether it is a holiday snap, a social media selfie or an image accompanying a newspaper headline, we use photos to create powerful visual memories.

We have selected photographs from our collection to look at the role photography has played in our lives past and present, and share images capturing the people and places of this region. We will explore various types of historic images, from the daguerreotype to colour photography. Many of these pictures are being displayed for the first time.

Dates & times

This exhibition runs from until .