London Exhibition with 3-D Viewer: ‘To Be Read at Dusk: Dickens, Ghosts & the Supernatural’
The Charles Dickens Museum and The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy have collaborated, and a stereoscope with digitised Victorian 3-D images from Dr. May’s collection will be part of the Museum’s exhibition ‘To Be Read at Dusk: Dickens, Ghosts & the Supernatural.
Brian May is helping to bring Charles Dickens’s ghostly fascinations to life.
The Queen musician has lent the Charles Dickens Museum many stereoscopic images from his archive featuring Victorian images of “ghosts” and of Dickens himself.
To Be Read at Dusk: Dickens, Ghosts and the Supernatural runs from 5th October 2022 until 5th March 2023.
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We will shock you: Queen guitarist Brian May brings Dickens’s ghosts to life
The guitarist Brian May is helping to bring Charles Dickens’s ghostly fascinations to life. The Queen musician has lent the Charles Dickens Museum many stereoscopic images from his archive featuring Victorian images of “ghosts” and of Dickens himself.
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Fat-bottomed ghouls: Queen star Brian May helps out ghostly Charles Dickens showQueen guitarist Brian May has delved into his vast photography collection to lend some rare pictures to a ghostly new show about Charles Dickens in time for Halloween.
The rocker is a devoted collector of stereoscopic photographs — an early Victorian attempt to create 3D images — and several prized examples will go on show at the Charles Dickens Museum from Wednesday 5 October 2022.
About the exhibition:
Spirits, phantoms and spectres, Dickens’s stories are full of ghostly apparitions. For over 30 years Dickens wrote, told and performed tales about the supernatural. To Be Read at Dusk examines Dickens’s interest in the paranormal, his ‘hankering after ghosts’, and how he became a master ghost story teller publishing over 20 spooky tales.
Denis Pellerin of The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy said”
“Readers have been so captured by Dickens’s stories and characters that they have been adapting and reproducing them in film and television for many decades. The stereoscopic images on display here are another example of that initial fascination leading to artistic invention — in this case Victorian photographers combining a love of Dickens’s work with excitement at a new photographic medium to create the shining images that you will see.”
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