MMK.00449, Stephen, John D., Dawn Of Light And Liberty
CREDIT: © The Mackinnon Collection / John D. Stephen, , Dawn Of Light And Liberty

Presenting the MacKinnon Collection

Event info

This talk by Blake Milteer, Curator, Photography (The MacKinnon Collection) at the National Galleries of Scotland, will provide a view into the MacKinnon Collection of Scottish photography - jointly acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. The collection, originally amassed by Aberdeenshire collector Murray MacKinnon, represents Scottish life and achievements from the 1840s through to the 1950s, revealing a century of dramatic transformation, innovation, and upheaval in Scotland.

Blake will describe the current initiative to catalogue, digitise and create engagement activities around the MacKinnon Collection, and explores ways in which its content compliments existing strengths in the NGS and NLS photographic collections.

The presentation will be introduced by Gilly Read FRPS, chair of the RPS Historical Group

Blake's presentation will be followed by a public Q+A. 

The talk was recorded and can be watched here

Image:  John D. Stephen (Scottish, died 1917), Dawn of Light and Liberty, about 1908. Hand-coloured gelatin silver print. MMK.00449

The MacKinnon Collection. The National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. Jointly acquired with assistance from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Scottish Government and Art Fund.

Event Organiser

Dr Michael Pritchard


Cancellation policy

This is an online event. The RPS Historical group will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses



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