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Survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania, Cobh (formerly Queenstown), Co. Cork. Saturday, 8 May 1915.

Survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania, Cobh (formerly Queenstown), Co. Cork. Saturday, 8 May 1915.

Photo Detectives at The National Library

March 28th, 2018

Photo Detectives, an exhibition for all ages, is running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin. It celebrates the National Library’s wonderful collection of photographs and the work of the online community who help find out more information about them. The exhibition shows 26 images dating from 1870 to 1970. In each image, the curators have highlighted clues or tell-tell signs that gave contributors indications as to the time and place the shot was taken. Highlights of the exhibition include a photograph of some of the survivors of the Lusitania and a large-scale image of the shop-front of Mortimers in Waterford taken in 1916.

Part of the brief for the exhibition was to represent the interaction the online community have with the images. To do this we have linked images to information, quotes and supporting images by using linking strips. A bright colour palette was used to give the exhibition a contemporary feel and appeals people of all ages. We designed the identity, interpretation graphics, exhibition signage, marketing and educational materials for the exhibition.

A view of one of the galleries in the Photo Detectives exhibition.

A view of one of the galleries in the Photo Detectives exhibition.

Bridge Street, Cork City.

Bridge Street, Cork City.

Detail from the Photo Detectives exhibition.

A detail being picked out of one of the photographs.

Linking strips that join photographs to information, quotes and supporting images.

Identity for the Photo Detectives exhibition.
Arcade, New Tipperary, Tipperary Town Around 1890.

Arcade, New Tipperary, Tipperary Town Around 1890.

Detail from image of the shop-front of Mortimers in Waterford taken in 1916.

Detail from image of the shop-front of Mortimers in Waterford taken in 1916.

View of the Photo Detectives exhibition.

View of the Photo Detectives exhibition.

Window graphics at Photo Detectives exhibition.