Symposium at the Burrell | China through the lenses of western photographers

China: a Manchu bride. Photograph by John Thomson, 1871 // Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Date: Saturday 7th May 2011

Location: The Burrell in Glasgow

Entry is FREE but please note that spaces are limited. Places can be booked by calling 0141 287 2593

A symposium in connection with the exhibition of digital images from John Thomson’s photographs of life in China. The event promises to be wide-ranging and illuminating.

Speakers include Sara Stevenson, Nick Pearce, Fung Ming-Chu (Deputy Director of the National Palace Museum in Taiwan), and Yupin Chung (Curator at the Burrell Collection).

The symposium includes the chance to see some new images from Thompson’s negatives.

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