Birmingham, B1 1BD
Shaw was a professor of chemistry at Queens College, a patent agent and an amateur watercolourist, a highly respected member of Birmingham’s scientific, artistic, manufacturing and educational communities. He was a pivotal figure in the chain of productive relationships between technologists, artisans, manufactures and entrepreneurs which fuelled the economic development of Birmingham during the Victorian era. He was also the first person in the city to make a photograph. We could regard him as a ‘Colmore Man’.
Colmore BID previously funded a research project in to Shaw’s work. This research was being carried out by our late friend, Pete James. The workshop will be a great way to continue to celebrate Shaw, whilst remembering the great projects we worked on in partnership with Pete.
Join Philip Singleton on this free photo tour for your lunch break as part of our Heritage Week Celebrations! Bring a camera with you or your mobile phone to record your own images.