Tagomago Collectors Project provides funding and support for a series of external research projects related with the history of photography.
REIAL ACADÉMIA DE CIÉNCIES I ARTS DE BARCELONA, RACAB, 2015
Tagomago Collectors Project has been the sponsor of the restoration project of the 1839 Daguerre-Giroux camera that belongs to the collection of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Barcelona. As an optical object, this camera occupies an exceptional place not merely in the history of Photography but also in the overall history of Science. It was with it that the first photograph in Spain –a daguerreotype– was taken at the Palau Square of Barcelona on November 10, 1839. The promoter of that historical session was Pere Felip Monlau, member of the Academy. Motivated by scientific interest, the Royal Academy Society purchased the camera for the photographer Josep Alabern y Casas in 1839. Since then it forms part of its collection.
RESEARCH PROJECT: Martí Llorens and Rebecca Mutell
RESTORATION: Rafael Forga
SPONSORS: Valeríe de Marotte Boned (Tagomago Collectors Project)