15. (Digital) German Talk – Eine Reise auf dem Nil (A Journey on the Nile)

Dear German Talkers,

I hope you all had a lovely summer – despite the on-going situation.

Given that many of us are currently not able or prefer not to go on any trips, I thought I might take you on a virtual journey on the river Nile in this talk. I came across a variety of 19th century photographs of Egypt in our School of Art collection and, as I did a wonderful Nile cruise myself years ago, thought it might be a nice topic for a German Talk. I tried to keep it short, but discovered in the end that it is possibly the longest Talk I have created so far. However, at least you can go through it at your own pace, listening and reading as much as you like at a time. Because of the length of the Talk, I decided not to add any extra exercises, but you will find some vocabulary within the text. I hope you will find it interesting and enjoyable.

I’m still working on the sound quality of my presentations, so apologies for the current, tinny sound.  

As usual, feedback – whether positive or negative – would be appreciated. You can write in the comment box below or email me directly: kaw25@aber.ac.uk

All the very best wishes and keep safe,


Some instructions:

  The PDF is the document with the text that I would normally hand out during a talk and which I would usually upload here on the museum’s blog afterwards. You might want to download it first of all. Print if off if you can, so that you can read it whilst you are watching the presentation.

  I would recommend to click the ‘HD’-symbol to the right of the lower black panel to watch a better quality of the presentation and to enlarge it to full screen with the symbol on the far right.

As usual, you are very welcome to print out everything for your own personal use, but please don’t distribute or use anything for any other cause, especially the images, as they might be under copyright.


Baedeckers Allianz Reiseführer Ägypten. 5th ed. Verlag Karl Baedecker, 1992.













https://vimeo.com – Ibrahim A. Ali: New Insights from the Photographic Archives of the Pioneer Studios of Antonio Beato and Attaya Gaddis









https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/88/ UNESCO World Heritage Site



14. (Digital) German Talk – June 2020 – Frederick Walker – 19th. Century Illustrator

13. German Talk – Follow-up


it was lovely seeing you all yesterday, and I hope you enjoyed the talk and the exhibtions. For those who couldn’t make it, they are still open until the 1st May 2020, Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm (closed Easter 10th – 17th April).

As usual, you can download and print a copy of the talk for personal use. All content and images are subject to copyright:

13. German Talk – A Radical Tradition Text – 4 March 2020

The next German Talk will be advertised here and in the other usual places, such as the EGO magazine, as soon as possible. However, I am actually in the process of planning and curating an exhibition for the summer (my very first!), so I probably won’t have the time to organise another German Talk before the middle or end of June.

All the very best und bis bald,


Follow-up 12. German Talk

Hello all,

it was lovely seeing those of you who could make it at yesterday’s ‘German Talk’ about John Duffin’s Retrospective. I hope you enjoyed the exhibition.

As usual, those who could not be there or didn’t take a copy of the text, are welcome to download it here free of charge:

12. German Talk – John Duffin Talk – 09 December 2019

Everything, including the image, is under copyright, so please don’t use it for any other purpose.

Fröhliche Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2020!

All the best,


PS: John Duffin’s and Simon Pierse’s exhibitions will be on until the 7th of February 2020, Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm. We are closed from the 23rd of December 2019 until the 3rd of January 2020.

Follow-up 6. French Talk

Hello all,

thanks very much to those who attended yesterday’s talk. We hope that you enjoyed Marie’s talk and Flora’s demonstration in the printmaking area.

As usual, here is the PDF-version of the talk to download free of charge:

6. French Talk – Flora McLachlan – 21 November 2019

(Please respect copyright restrictions for text and images.)

All the best wishes,
Flora, Marie and Karen

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