PERMANENT COLLECTION GALLERY

the camera archive

The museum has on display a part of the collection that includes over 2,500 cameras and other photographic equipment dating back to the 1850’s. Visitors are taken on a visual journey that outlines the  history of photography based on years of extensive research. The Pinhole Camera, Camera Obsucura, Camera Lucida and Wet Plate Cameras set the stage for a walk through 150 years of the art form. Photographic equipment including the first ever magnesium flash to the Magic Lantern projector from the 17th Century constantly feed the curiosity of visitors. From The K20’s used during World War 2 to The 1$ Brownie cameras which revolutionized photography, the collection provides an in-depth and holistic learning opportunity to all who are connected to the art form.