Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle
An exhibition at Newcastle Museum by Tessa Morrison, Nicholas Foulcher and Helen Giggins from the University's School of Architecture and Built Environment is intended to bring the late 19th century city alive.
Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle consists of 30 images which show the architecture of past and present Newcastle. By the end of the 19th century Newcastle was a bustling city with significant stone buildings, hotels with broad verandas and a thriving commercial centre. This energy of the city, its growth, commerce and industry were comprehensively photographed by photographers such as Ralph Snowball.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to interact with the images in the museum, after downloading the free application on their smart phone or tablet device, such as iPads, finding out further information on the sites and directions to their locations. These directions are also on a hand out for those without mobile devices.
Users can then walk around Newcastle viewing these images in situ at 25 sites. They will be able to see a butcher in Hunter Street from a hundred and twenty years ago, proudly showing his produce; imposing hotels; grand department stores and landmarks all in their original positions. The images in the exhibition represent the essence of the project and will give the viewer an understanding of the lost Victorian city.
WHEN: 6 November to 9 December 2012
WHERE: Newcastle Museum, Workshop Way, Newcastle 02 49741400
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Admission is FREE.