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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160102509 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160102509]

Researchers Dr Martyn Jolly; A/Prof Martin Thomas; Prof Jane Lydon; Prof Nicolas Peterson; Prof Paul Pickering; Dr Joe Kember

Brief description The project aims to discover and analyse the large number of glass magic lantern slides that remain under-used in our public collections. International scholarship has recently begun to show that lantern slide shows were a ubiquitous, globalised and formative cultural experience. The project aims to explore the international reach and diversity of this globalised modernist apparatus from the Australian perspective. It plans to understand how diverse audiences affectively experienced these powerful forms of early media, and to develop ways for today’s Australians to re-experience their magic, invigorating and expanding our cultural heritage.

Funding Amount $260,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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