We are pleased to present "Photography On A Silver Plate", a virtual exhibition about the first true photographic process: the daguerreotype, created in the context of our European funded “Daguerreobase Project” and published in collaboration with Europeana and Google Cultural Institute.
The daguerreotypes presented in the exhibition show us the faces, places and stories of the nineteenth century and testify to the conceptual breakthrough initiated by photography in the field of visual mass communication, which consisted in satisfying, yesterday as in today's digital age, our desire to permanently record the fleeting and unrepeatable moments of our lives.
Visit the virtual exhibition on Google Cultural Institute
Daguerreobase is an online application designed to contain detailed information about daguerreotypes. Members can view, edit and store records of individual daguerreotypes and establish relations to other records based on a wide range of characteristics. This includes collections, owners, creators, hallmarks, housing models, sizes, materials and free text descriptions.
This project is partially funded by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).