Zooming in on the MacKinnon Collection with Blake Milteer

Recently, Wednesday 10-06-2020 Blake Milteer joined our weekly online Zoom meeting. Blake, Curator of photography for the The National Galleries of Scotland oversees the MacKinnon Collection of historic Scottish photographs



Recently, Wednesday 10-06-2020 Blake Milteer joined our weekly online Zoom meeting. Blake, Curator of photography for the The National Galleries of Scotland oversees the MacKinnon Collection of historic Scottish photographs. Prior to that he was Curator of Photographic Collections at the National Library of Scotland where he completed the first comprehensive survey of NLS’s extensive photographic holdings.

Before relocating to Scotland, Blake served as Museum Director and Chief Curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and as Curatorial Assistant for the Denver Art Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Art department. He has also been an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado and his writing has been published in numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogues.

Blake holds an MA in art history/museum studies from the University of Denver, and a BFA in fine art/photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

“The MacKinnon Collection celebrates an unparalleled collection of Scottish photography recently acquired and shared by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. The photographs were amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon and represent Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through the 1940s – a century of dramatic transformation and innovation.

The chronicle of Scotland’s culture during the mid-19th to early 20th centuries is inseparable from its leading role in the early history of photography itself. Many of the first practitioners and visionaries who impelled the medium forward were based in Scotland or were inspired by Scottish subjects. The exhibition includes photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Thomas Annan, Roger Fenton, George Washington Wilson, and others who created stunning images of Scotland’s people and places during the 19th century and established precedents for photographers worldwide.”

Read more:

https://www.nationalgalleries.org/exhibition/scotlands-photograph-album-mackinnon-collection

Data courtesy of: https://www.nationalgalleries.org

Main photograph courtesy of: https://www.thenational.scot

Main photograph: Blake Milteer, photography curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, with the first exhibition of the Mackinnon Collection of which dates from 1840s to 1940s


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