Tintype Talk and Demostration

Photograph of Si Colgan, Tintype photographer, at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno with photographic set up.

Local photography lecturer Si Colgan will be delivering a Tintype Talk and Demonstration on Saturday 26th January from 10:00 am until 11:30 am.

Tintype photography was mainly used during the 1860s and 1870s and involves the process of coating a thin metal sheet with photographic emulsion. This type of portraiture was often used at open-air events such as fairs and carnivals.

You will be able to witness the historic process from the preparation of the plate, through to exposing and developing the image.

The event costs £15, payable in cash, and will take place in the museum’s Clore Learning space. Parking is currently free and right next to the building. The ticket price includes entry to the main museum which will be open from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

If you would like more information or if you would like to book a place in advance email [email protected] or call the mail museum on 01736 810 966.