The Palestine Exploration Fund and its Photographs of Jerusalem

Start: Apr 26, 2017 06:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

The Tomb of Absalom and Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, photographed by Francis Bedford in 1862

The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by David Jacobson (Honorary Research Fellow, UCL) at the Institute on 26 April.

Titled ‘The Palestine Exploration Fund and its Photographs of Jerusalem, this lecture will look at the PEF’s outstanding collection of early photographs taken in Palestine from the 1850s onwards, including the work of James McDonald for the 1864-65 Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem. It will explore the role of the PEF in sponsoring expeditions to the region, and the significance of their photographic collections today.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. All welcome. Admission free without ticket.