HISTORY OF SCIENCE MUSEUM-UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
FREE ONLINE EVENT
Make Your Own Pinhole Camera
Have you ever wondered how photography was invented? In this online session with the History of Science Museum (HSM), you will be shown how to build your own pin-hole camera and how to adapt it into a camera obscura. We will explore photographic images from the archives and find out how the camera obscura led to the invention photography.
You will need: 2 pieces of A4 card (preferably matt black), scissors, ruler, HB pencil, strong aluminium foil, glue stick, tape, a drawing pin or needle, tracing paper, biro.
This online event is for ages 7+, we advise that an adult takes part/supervises.
This event forms part of the Photo Oxford Festival, this year’s theme is ‘Women and Photography’, there is a corresponding display at HSM which is free to all visitors. More details can be found on the Festival here: www.photooxford.org
Chris is HSM's Lead Learning Officer and has been delivering family workshops at the museum for over 15 years. He has a background in science teaching, the history of science, art and design, and has a passion for the beautiful craftsmanship and ingenuity to be found in the Museum's collection.
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Lead Learning Officer, HSM