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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

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The Print Before Photography with Antony Griffiths

14th May 2019, 17:45 to 19:15, Town Hall, Durham, Antony Griffiths

In this lecture, Britain’s most distinguished historian of print explains what early prints were, how they were made and how they were used.

Trained at Christi Church Oxford and the Courtauld Institute, Antony Griffiths joined the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum in 1976. He was Keeper between 1991 and 2011. His monumental The Print Before Photography appeared in 2016.

A season of events celebrating the history, art and culture of County Durham, organised in partnership by Durham County Council and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Tickets are free but booking is recommended; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit

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