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Themed photographic exhibition at Museu de Macau

Organised by the Macao Museum and of great historical significance the themed exhibition titled"A Journey through Light and Shadow: The Invention of Photography and the Earliest Photographs of Macao, China" attracted more than 50,000 local residents and tourists during its 2009 season in the Museum Exhibition Hall.

In commemoration of the 170th anniversary of the invention of photography and the 165th anniversary of the introduction of photography to China, the Macao Museum co-operated with 13 cultural institutions and private collectors, including the Nicéphore Niépce Museum, to organise this exhibition in Macao - the city in which photography was first introduced to China.

The exhibition showcased 190 photographs borrowed from the National Library of France, the National Museum of Asian Art-Guimet, and similar stellar institutions. The photographs and three-dimensional photos, most of which have never been shown in Asia, feature scenes of Macao (China), Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Guangxi, Shanghai and Beijing in the 19th and early 20th Century.

A photo of Mount Fortress (above) is just one of the important works which Selecon Aureol BeamSpots / Shapers brought to light during this stellar exhibition.