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Lucerna

LUCERNA is an online resource on the magic lantern, an early slide projector invented in the 17th century.

For more than 350 years the magic lantern has represented and fed into every aspect of human life and every part of the world. It is still used today, both in its original form and through direct descendants like the modern data projector.

LUCERNA includes details of slide sets, slide images, readings and other texts related to slide sets, lantern hardware, people and organisations involved in lantern history, and much more.

Updated: 14 September 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of Office / Page Contact:  Web Publisher