Is there such a thing as a #museumgasm? #museumhistory #museumlovers courtesy @britishmuseum’s first official photographer Roger Fenton. In 1857 he photographed several of the exhibition galleries.
This photograph by Roger Fenton shows two artists in the Third Graeco-Roman Saloon (now Room 2) in 1857. In the distance to the right can be seen a #MuseumGuard/Attendant on duty. The artists take full advantage of natural daylight from the specially designed skylights. This was the only light available at this time as electric lighting was only installed in the Museum from 1878. #Sketching from the collections has been welcomed at the #BritishMuseum since the beginning of the #nineteenthcentury.