Monday, October 29, 2007

Telford: Father of modern engineering

Edinburgh's National Portrait Gallery is currently staging an exhibition to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of civil engineer Thomas Telford (1757-1834). A joint project with the National Library of Scotland, the exhibition includes loans from the Institution of Civil Engineers and features paintings, drawings, photographs, manuscripts, models and scientific instruments. A major component of the exhibition is a commission by contemporary German photographer Michael Reisch, providing a creative engagement with Telford’s legacy. The exhibition runs until 25th October 2007.