Grandest Views: Models of Lakeland

Monday 9th February 2015 to Sunday 17th May 2015 - This event has finished

Keswick Museum

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Telephone: 017687 73263
Venue: Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
Address: Station Road
Town: Keswick
County: Cumbria
Postcode: CA12 4NF
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'The Grandest Views: Models of Lakeland from Victorian Times to the Present Day' is an exhibition at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery which runs from Monday 9th February to Sunday 17th May 2015 and which explores and celebrates both 19th century and 21st century modelling technology. The exhibition displays what is thought to be the last remaining and beautifully hand-painted piece of a relief model of the Lake District, along with some of the plaster moulds that were used to make it.

Ordnance Survey, which provided the data used to produce the early model, is providing a similar-sized floor map of the Lake District to put the model pieces into context. To bring the story right up to date, an exciting virtual ride over the Lakes will be provided by modern digital modelling techniques constructed from present-day Ordnance Survey data. It's believed that in 1875 what excited interest from tourists pouring into Keswick via the newly constructed railway was a 15-feet square 3D relief model of the Lake District. This was constructed by Henry and Thomas Mayson in Keswick, and was displayed within their photographic studio on Lake Road. The building is still there and is now a large homeware shop. The exhibition has been created by a team from the University of Nottingham led by Dr Gary Priestnall working with Sue Mackay, curator at Keswick Museum.

Grandest Views: Models of Lakeland Exhibition

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