Speaker/s Name: Sean Stoughton (Village Coordinator, Waterloo Region Museum)
Often in our museums we need to research small details about objects in order to determine function, assess the accuracy of replicas, or for general information about a place or event. When historic photographs are available as reference, they can be an enormous asset. However, using historic photographs as research material comes with its own set of problems which can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. This talk will offer some basic hints and tips for finding the details you need from historic photographs, as well as some of the pitfalls and limitations of using photos as research material.