The world of miners. Miners’ work in old photographs

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  • Friday, April 26, 2024 - Saturday, August 31, 2024

The exhibition at the Saltworks Castle features 31 large-format photographs showcasing 30 mines in 18 countries on three continents - Europe, North America and Australia.
The oldest photograph on display is about 160 years old and shows miners in front of the entrance to the stulm of a cobalt mine in Amot, Norway. The newest photographs are around 70 years old. They all have one thing in common - they are old, black and white and show the miners at work. As such, they serve as a gateway, offering us a glimpse into underground salt, coal and lignite, silver, gold, copper, iron ore, cobalt, mercury and limestone mines. Brief descriptions provide information about the mines, as well as the museums hosting the photographs. Beneath each photograph is a QR code that leads to extended photo galleries. The exhibition also features historic mining tools.
The featured mines are located in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Ireland, Canada, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the United States and Italy.



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