Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy

This exhibition runs from Tue, 20th Sep 2016 to Sun, 22nd Jan 2017. See all dates

This exhibition is open: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm & Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

Cost: Free of Charge

150 years ago, communication was revolutionised. The successful laying of cable along the floor of the Atlantic ocean meant that exchanges that would have taken weeks by ship, were possible within a single day.

This groundbreaking technology captivated Victorian society and how it conceived of itself in time and space. Artists responded in visual terms to the newly connected world, the hostile landscape, changed perceptions of distance, and the idea of sending/receiving messages, coding and decoding.

'Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy' looks at the impact of telegraphy on the artistic imagination and wider social consciousness and features Victorian paintings, scientific apparatus and the personal notes and papers of telegraph pioneer Sir Charles Wheatstone.

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Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London, London, City of LondonEC2V 5AE

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