Date: 28 Aug. 2024
Time: 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Location: Chapel of the Grauwzusters, Lange-Sint Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp - Antwerp University city campus

Registration required [link will follow]

In the second half of the nineteenth century, scientists and entertainers, teachers and priests, politicians and obscurantists enthusiastically appealed to the revolutionary medium of the magic lantern to inform, educate and entertain. It was not uncommon for them to gather audiences of over a thousand people.

B-magic spokesperson Kurt Vanhoutte will give a broad introduction to the universe of the magic lantern in cooperation with collector and lanternist Ditmar Bollaert, who, together with Els Prevenier, will bring out original glass slides and an authentic lantern for this special occasion. In this way, the audience will witness the double effect that the lantern exerted, both centuries ago and to this day, fusing instruction with spectacle, and science with entertainment.

This event is organised by B-magic and Laterna Magica Galantee Show in the framework of the Arts & Media Archaeology summer school.