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Brigitte Lardinois is Reader in the Understanding of Public Photography at the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts in London. She was Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at the University of the Arts in London from October 2018 - February 2023.

Brigitte lectures and writes about photography with preservation of photographic archives and curation as her specialist areas. Since 2014, a research focus of hers has been the investigation of the Edward Reeves Archive in Lewes, believed to be the oldest still- surviving Victorian photo studio in the world.

Aware of the importance of this archive Brigitte and colleagues have been bringing it into the public space. In 2014 eighty historical pictures of Lewes High Street were displayed as lightboxes situated in the shop windows depicted on the glass plates. Following their success, these exhibitions have become an annual event.

10 years on, Brigitte joins chair, Giorgia Tolfo, Collections Researcher, The National Archives, to reflect on the project, the aim of which remains to engage people with history in an accessible and meaningful way.

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