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Thursday, September 09, 2010

George Bernard Shaw's photographs revealed (UK)

George Bernard Shaw's photographs revealed (UK)"Sixty years after the death of playwright, critic and polemicist George Bernard Shaw, thousands of photographs from a previously largely unseen collection are shedding new light on his life and times. In a partnership project between the National Trust and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), conservation, cataloguing and digitisation work has been taking place to make available this extensive collection. These images are now being made available to see online. Shaw (1856-1950), one of LSE's founders, was a keen and respected photographer. He amassed around 20,000 photographic objects during his long lifetime, including prints, negatives and albums. Shaw at workMuch of the collection is owned by the National Trust to whom Shaw left his home on his death. Many of the items are in a fragile condition and conservation work has been undertaken to prevent further deterioration"

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