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Time Traveller: Exhibit explores the history of photographic processes

Dozens of North Vancouver archival images demonstrate the evolution of photography over the past 160 years

These two images, a 19th century tintype and a 20th century Polaroid, represent the range of photographs to be featured in the new exhibit, An Archival View: History of Photography on the North Shore (1860-2021).  

An Archival View is a physical and digital exhibition of more than 80 archival photographs selected from MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver. Created by Archives intern Emily Sylman, the exhibition presents a history of photographic processes (1860-2021) through examples found in the archives, with a focus on the technological evolution of photography and the changing social uses of images.

The exhibit officially opens in person (by appointment) on Nov. 15 at the Archives of North Vancouver (3203 Institute Road) and online on Nov. 22. For more information contact the Archives team: [email protected]/604-990-3700.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to learn about MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver opening in Fall 2021.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley is open by appointment only. Contact: [email protected]

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