Thursday, August 21, 2008

Holograms and Rugby



"THE history of holograms is being celebrated in Rugby where Hungarian physicist Dennis Gabor came up with the invention while working at British Thomas-Houston in 1948.
"Holograms, The First 60 Years" is a free exhibition on display at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until the end of the month. The collection is the first major show of holograms in 20 years and has been devised by art collector Jonathan Ross in association with curators from Banbury Museum and Oxfordshire Museum.

Holographer Pearl John was on hand to help youngsters make simple holograms during a workshop held last Friday, while visitors can still learn about how holograms are made using lasers by watching a short film at the museum. "
The Rugby Observer, Thursday August 14, 2008 www.therugbyobserver.co.uk PAGE 11
24 8-14 year-olds participated in two holography workshops at Rugby Museum and Art Gallery on 8 August 2008 - and some of their comments about the experience included: -
"It was fun to learn how to make holograms"
"It was a bit like magic"
"it was good watching the coin appear."
Jessica Hartshorn, Learning and Outreach Officer at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum gave invaluable assistance to the participants during the workshops - I'd never worked with that age-group before - and couldn't have done the workshop without her support.
The show looked spectacular again!

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