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Lager on Leica: James Lager, Leica camera expert, Oct. 16

10/12/2012

Leica camera
Leica camera
James Lager, internationally recognized expert on Leica cameras and systems, will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Miami University Art Museum. The Charles M. Messer Leica Camera Collection, one of the largest in the world, has been revived and reinstalled at the art museum as an ongoing display.

Lager will discuss the advisory role he played in Charles M. Messer’s collection of Leica cameras, which is the most complete privately assembled collection of Leica cameras and accessories in the United States.

The Charles M. Messer Collection was donated to Miami University between 1970 and 1978 and is now on display. Soon to be online as a virtual exhibition, the Charles M. Messer Leica Camera Collection documents the intriguing history of Leica cameras through more than 1200 design prototypes, special purpose and military cameras, gold-plated commemorative models and camera accessories.

The art museum will have extended gallery hours 5-7:30 p.m. during this free public lecture.

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