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"Exploring the Public Realm: A Journey Through Time and Space" Step into history with Joseph Wright's captivating masterpiece, "The Orrery

Background imagePublic Collection: Fore Street looking east towards The Square, Probus, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Fore Street looking east towards The Square, Probus, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A mixed group of mainly children pose for the photographer, including two people in the upstairs rooms of the Hawkins Arms

Background imagePublic Collection: Sunset View of Elder Park, the Riverside Precinct and the Torrens Lake, Adelaide, South Australia

Sunset View of Elder Park, the Riverside Precinct and the Torrens Lake, Adelaide, South Australia
Elder Park, located on the southern bank of the River Torrens in Adelaide, South Australia, has border with the Adelaide Festival Centre and North Terrace

Background imagePublic Collection: The Orrery by Joseph Wright

The Orrery by Joseph Wright (1734-1797). This artwork was painted in 1766. Its full title is A Philospher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a Lamp is put in place of the Sun

Background imagePublic Collection: Map of the Rivelin Valley Estate, 1934

Map of the Rivelin Valley Estate, 1934
Taken from a Report of Special Conference regarding the Development of the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield City Council, Sep 1934.Rivelin Mill, Rivelin Valley Road, Rivelin Hotel, St Michaels RC Cemetery

Background imagePublic Collection: New Routemaster Red London double-decker bus

New Routemaster Red London double-decker bus aka the Boris Bus

Background imagePublic Collection: Lovers in Hyde Park May 1947 love couple romance romantic for valentines day be

Lovers in Hyde Park May 1947 love couple romance romantic for valentines day be my valentine

Background imagePublic Collection: 1988 Papal Visit

1988 Papal Visit
FERRARI FACTORY, MARANELLO, ITALY - JUNE 04: Pope John Paul II visits the Ferrari factory at Maranello during the Papal Visit at Ferrari Factory, Maranello on June 04, 1988 in Ferrari Factory

Background imagePublic Collection: England, Cleveland, Saltburn-by-the-Sea. View from the top of the funicular railway

England, Cleveland, Saltburn-by-the-Sea. View from the top of the funicular railway, one of the worlds oldest water-powered cliff lifts, towards the Victorian Pier and North Sea Beach

Background imagePublic Collection: City Circle tram in Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City Circle tram in Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background imagePublic Collection: Park Guell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Park Guell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Background imagePublic Collection: The Airpump by Joseph Wright

The Airpump by Joseph Wright
The Air Pump by Joseph Wright (1734-1797). This artwork was painted in 1768. Its full title is An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump

Background imagePublic Collection: Make way for ducklings sculpture by Nancy Schon, Boston Public Garden, Boston

Make way for ducklings sculpture by Nancy Schon, Boston Public Garden, Boston
USA, Massachusetts, Boston, Make way for ducklings sculpture by Nancy Schon, Boston Public Garden

Background imagePublic Collection: Picture No. 12479323

Picture No. 12479323
Statue of Greyfriars Bobby the famous Skye Terrier Date:

Background imagePublic Collection: City tram passing Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City tram passing Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background imagePublic Collection: Engraving of the Ascent to Mount Carmel, by Saint Jean of the Cross, Madrid, 1694 edition

Engraving of the Ascent to Mount Carmel, by Saint Jean of the Cross, Madrid, 1694 edition

Background imagePublic Collection: Plan of The Crown and Glove Public house and other land and property at Stannington, for sale

Plan of The Crown and Glove Public house and other land and property at Stannington, for sale
Lot 1 the old established Public House known by the sign of the Crown and Glove at Stannington, with barn, cohouse, vacant ground, outbuildings and appurtenances

Background imagePublic Collection: Audience Of One

Audience Of One
circa 1926: A solitary member of the public seated in front of a band stand, listening to the brass band. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imagePublic Collection: Coldplay

Coldplay
British super group Coldplay making a music video on King Street in Newtown, Sydney

Background imagePublic Collection: Saltaire, model textile factory and town near Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Founded by Titus Salt

Saltaire, model textile factory and town near Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Founded by Titus Salt (1803-1776) in 1851. Shops, library, etc

Background imagePublic Collection: WA, Seattle, Public Market Center sign, at the Pike Place Market

WA, Seattle, Public Market Center sign, at the Pike Place Market

Background imagePublic Collection: The overhead railway aka Dockers Umbrella, Liverpool, England

The overhead railway aka Dockers Umbrella, Liverpool, England. The railway operated along the Liverpool Docks with lightweight electric multiple units from 1893 to 1956

Background imagePublic Collection: Neon coffee mug reflected in coffee shop window with the Pike Place Market behind

Neon coffee mug reflected in coffee shop window with the Pike Place Market behind, Seattle, Washington State, United States of America, North America

Background imagePublic Collection: A couple of tango dancers perform a live-show in a restaurant of La Boca, Buenos Aires

A couple of tango dancers perform a live-show in a restaurant of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Background imagePublic Collection: Hotel Central, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930

Hotel Central, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930
Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePublic Collection: The Bolingey Inn, Penwartha Road, Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Bolingey Inn, Penwartha Road, Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Bolingey Inn where Samuel John Ball was the landlord at the time. The glass plate negative is titled Bolengey Nr. Perranporth

Background imagePublic Collection: Firth Brown 5 ton steam hammer, junction of Savile Street and Sutherland Street, Attercliffe

Firth Brown 5 ton steam hammer, junction of Savile Street and Sutherland Street, Attercliffe
This was built in 1947 by the Brightside Engineering Company and was restored and moved to its present day location in 1994.The hammer was used in forging steel rings for railway tyres

Background imagePublic Collection: Sheffield Flood, Ruins at Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Cleakum Inn / Malin Bridge Inn

Sheffield Flood, Ruins at Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Cleakum Inn / Malin Bridge Inn, in background, , 1864
Taken from Sheffield Inundation, 1864, Ref. 942.74 SQ

Background imagePublic Collection: Motorcycle scramble, St Agnes, Cornwall. 1920s

Motorcycle scramble, St Agnes, Cornwall. 1920s
A motorcycle scramble with a motorbike and side-car. Probably taking place at Blue Hills, St Agnes. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePublic Collection: Hammersmith Broadway

Hammersmith Broadway
Circa 1910: Hammersmith broadway with the underground station on the right and elaborate railings at the entrance to public conveniences in the centre. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imagePublic Collection: Three wheeled Tuk Tuk taxi in Luang Prabang, Laos

Three wheeled Tuk Tuk taxi in Luang Prabang, Laos

Background imagePublic Collection: PURITANS: PUNISHMENT, 1651. The whipping of Baptist minister Obadiah Holmes at Boston in 1651 for

PURITANS: PUNISHMENT, 1651. The whipping of Baptist minister Obadiah Holmes at Boston in 1651 for holding an unauthorized religious meeting at Lynn, Massachusetts

Background imagePublic Collection: Aerial view of Wroclaw Market Square, Wroclaw, Poland, Europe

Aerial view of Wroclaw Market Square, Wroclaw, Poland, Europe

Background imagePublic Collection: Yosemite chapel in winter, Yosemite National Park, California USA

Yosemite chapel in winter, Yosemite National Park, California USA

Background imagePublic Collection: Tranvia de Soller heritage tramway, Soller, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Tranvia de Soller heritage tramway, Soller, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Background imagePublic Collection: Steelworkers bronze statue, Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Steelworkers bronze statue, Meadowhall Shopping Centre
This statue (created by Robin Bell) was originally inside the shopping centre when it opened in 1990. In 2012 it was moved outside

Background imagePublic Collection: Ordnance Survey map: Totley, 1876

Ordnance Survey map: Totley, 1876
Scale: 25 inches to 1 mile.Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library: Derbyshire sheet XI.15.Includes: Old Hay Brook, Grove House, Crown Inn, Hillfoot, Totley Bents, Cricket Inn, recreation ground

Background imagePublic Collection: Massage treatment at Glossop Road Baths

Massage treatment at Glossop Road Baths
For more information see No. 5, Local Pamplets, Vol. 216, Cat No 042S

Background imagePublic Collection: Sheffield Flood, Blue Ball Inn and destroyed houses, Bradfield Road, Hillsborough, , 1864

Sheffield Flood, Blue Ball Inn and destroyed houses, Bradfield Road, Hillsborough, , 1864
Taken from Sheffield Inundation, 1864, Ref. 942.74 SQ

Background imagePublic Collection: w00435

w00435
Sheffield Flood 1864, w00435

Background imagePublic Collection: Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage, Constantine, Cornwall. Before 1906

Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage, Constantine, Cornwall. Before 1906
The Ferry Boat Inn. Above the door is written G. Banfil licensed to sell Beer, Porter and Spirits. Mr G. Banfil died in 1906. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imagePublic Collection: Whitfield, Dundee, 1989

Whitfield, Dundee, 1989
Whitfield, Dundee, ANGUS, SCOTLAND facing South. NCAP: RCAHMS Aerial Survey - 00/01/1900

Background imagePublic Collection: Japanese cherry trees in full spring blossom - Cheltenham UK

Japanese cherry trees in full spring blossom - Cheltenham UK
MAB-1240 Japanese cherry trees in full spring blossom Cheltenham UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imagePublic Collection: Beecham Clock Tower, St Helens, Merseyside, 16th October 1958

Beecham Clock Tower, St Helens, Merseyside, 16th October 1958

Background imagePublic Collection: Sefton Place, St Helens, Merseyside, 25th November 1958

Sefton Place, St Helens, Merseyside, 25th November 1958, with Greenalls Sefton Arms Hotel (left) and Helena House (right)

Background imagePublic Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20107629

EyeUbiquitous_20107629
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Banqueting room in Reunification Hall

Background imagePublic Collection: The gig Thomas outside the Commercial Hotel, Central Square, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1860-1866

The gig Thomas outside the Commercial Hotel, Central Square, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1860-1866
A view of the gig Thomas and crew of 7 in front of the Commercial Hotel, later known as the Central Inn, Newquay. The landlord of the hotel between 1860 and 1866 was a man named Thomas

Background imagePublic Collection: Falmouth Arms, Ladock, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Falmouth Arms, Ladock, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Falmouth Arms, Ladock with several people outside and a bicycle propped up against the wall. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imagePublic Collection: Rugby game, a jump into touch (colour litho)

Rugby game, a jump into touch (colour litho)
5998298 Rugby game, a jump into touch (colour litho) by Prater, Ernest (1864-1950) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Rugby game, a jump into touch)



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"Exploring the Public Realm: A Journey Through Time and Space" Step into history with Joseph Wright's captivating masterpiece, "The Orrery, " as it unveils the wonders of the public universe. Travel back to 1934 and navigate through the Map of the Rivelin Valley Estate, a testament to how public spaces shape communities and connect people. Witness Thich Quang Duc's powerful act of self-immolation in Saigon, an indelible moment that ignited global awareness about human rights and sparked change. Marvel at London's iconic red double-decker bus, symbolizing public transportation's vital role in uniting diverse cultures within a bustling metropolis. Joseph Wright strikes again with "The Airpump, " capturing the essence of scientific discovery as it unfolds in front of a mesmerized public audience. Ascend to new heights atop Cleveland's Saltburn-by-the-Sea funicular railway, where breathtaking views await those who venture into this beloved public attraction. Embark on Melbourne's City Circle tram for an enchanting ride along Flinders Street, immersing yourself in Australia's vibrant urban life and rich cultural heritage. Delve into Saint Jean of the Cross' engraving depicting an ascent to Mount Carmel—a spiritual journey shared by countless souls seeking enlightenment in a sacred space accessible to all. Discover Park Guell’s whimsical charm nestled amidst Barcelona’s vibrant streets—an artistic oasis inviting locals and visitors alike to revel in its beauty while embracing their shared humanity. Celebrate Nancy Schon’s endearing sculpture "Make Way for Ducklings" adorning Boston Public Garden—a heartwarming reminder that even small creatures can find solace within our communal spaces. Capture moments frozen in time like Picture No. 12479323—an image that encapsulates how photography immortalizes fleeting instants from our collective memory. Experience Melbourne anew as trams gracefully pass by Flinders Street Station—where city life pulsates, and the public's rhythm harmonizes with the heartbeat of a metropolis.