The PHOTO-DRAMA of CREATION
a major chapter in early cinema history

3D VIRTUAL HISTORY EXHIBITION

the 3D Museum & theater
an answer to covid-19

In a bid to beat the pandemic we introduce a new immersive experience: a 3D Virtual Museum & Theater accessible to groups of visitors through an innovative videoconferencing system.

magic lantern society
the mervyn heard award

The Magic Lantern Society is supporting original work on the magic lantern, lantern slides, and optical projection with annual Awards.


This year the Mervyn Heard Award, made for the best written work, archival research programme or smaller-scale digitisation project, has been given to our 3D MUSEUM & THEATER.

Sam and his magic lantern

live exhibition

JOIN OUR live magic lantern performance and museum tour ...  FROM YOUR HOME

Our tailor-made live magic lantern performances and museum tours are adapted to different audiences of today from young children to professional historians featuring: 

  • an introduction to early cinema history,
  • an exhibition of original artefacts and artefacts modeled in 3D,
  • the projection of beautiful original glass slides using a magic lantern,
  • an opportunity for kids and adults to participate to the readings during the magic lantern show: "make it your photo-drama performance !",
  • a selection of original 78rpm records played with a vintage phonograph.

 TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME! 

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OUR AUTHENTIC MAGIC LANTERN PERFORMANCE

We offer authentic glass magic lantern slides as seen a century ago ! The selection of beautiful slides covers all the topics presented during the 8 hours of the original performance. While the lanternist is managing the magic lantern and glass slides, kids and their parents and grand parents are managing the readings.

Photo-Drama of Creation Saturn and Earth comparative size

Magic Lantern Show

ASTRONOMY
Photo-Drama of Creation Creation of Animals

Original glass slides

CREATION
Photo-Drama of Creation, Adam in Eve in Eden
kids' & adults' readings
BIBLE STORIES
Photo-Drama of Creation, Jesus questioning the Doctors
Make it your show!

MODERN HISTORY

Photo-Drama of Creation, Paradise
THE PDOC MUSEUM & theater MISSION

The mission of the PDOC Museum & Theater is to study the Photo-Drama from an historical and a cultural perspective, and to restore, preserve and exhibit a major chapter in early cinema history: The Photo-Drama of Creation (1914).  


We are especially delighted to share this Heritage with the kids and their parents and grand-parents. We also aim to provide support to historians of early cinema, institutions, schools or students working on this fascinating area.

Photo-Drama of Creation History
Photo-Drama of Creation Museum
PDOC Slides
Photo-Drama of Creation slide restoration
PDOC display
testimonials

After attending the exhibition, they wrote to us :