Until the invention of photography in the mid 19th century, we had to rely on the work of artists to understand what our town actually looked like. But how reliable were their images? Were the artists recording what they saw or using artistic licence? And what can we learn from them? Using historical research, this talk will enable people to see Falmouth, both then and now, through fresh eyes.
Jonathan Griffin has worked in cultural tourism for over 30 years. His career has included working with London Zoo, English Heritage, the British Tourist Authority, the Britain Abroad Task Force and the British Council. Since 2003, he has been director of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, although he will be stepping down from this post in October.
Ticket prices: £6 Full / £4 Concession + £1 Poly Fund per ticket