May 17th talk: Online research and time-travel via photos with Gwulo.com
This is a first, as I'll be talking about Gwulo itself for a change:
This talk will provide an introduction to the Gwulo website to understand how the site can be used as a valuable heritage information resource and tool for researching, documenting and sharing information about history, heritage and architecture in Hong Kong. Additionally, David will give us a walk through “Changing Central-1880s to 1960s” using high-resolution photographs to learn how this area of Hong Kong developed and changed over time and demonstrate how historic photographs can be taken apart to be understood, revealing hidden details to grasp multiple layers of history.
The talk is open to all. More information and booking details are online at:
Thanks to Jennifer Lang of HKICON, the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists, for organising this. I'm looking forward to interesting questions from the audience, and also to hearing what research tools they use that we can benefit from.
Hope to see you there,