The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Description

Merrick Burrow curated an exhibition to mark the centenary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's publication of the Cottingley fairies photographs in the December 1920 issue of the Strand Magazine. The exhibition will run throughout 2021 at the Treasures of the Brotherton Library gallery at the University of Leeds, which holds most of the important documents and artefacts in its Special Collections. This is the first time that the materials have been exhibited on public display.

The exhibition was launched with a public talk via Zoom on Thursday 10th December.

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Period4 Dec 2020 → 18 Dec 2020

Media coverage

3

Media coverage

  • TitleExhibition: Cottingley Fairy hoax centenary celebrated
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBritish Photographic History
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size655 words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/12/20
    DescriptionA web page feature covering The Cottingley Fairies: a Study in Deception exhibition. It includes images from the exhibition quotations from Merrick Burrow featured in the press release.
    Producer/AuthorMichael Pritchard
    URLbritishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/exhibition-cottingley-fairy-hoax-centenary-celebrated-leeds-janua
    PersonsMerrick Burrow
  • TitleCottingley Fairies: How Sherlock Holmes's creator was fooled by hoax
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1000 words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/12/20
    DescriptionBBC Online news story about The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception (exhibition and public talk).
    Producer/AuthorOliver Wright
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-55187973
    PersonsMerrick Burrow
  • TitleArthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMuseum Crush
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size750 words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/12/20
    DescriptionA web page covering The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception exhibition, including images from the exhibition. The write up also quotations from me, as featured in the press release.
    Producer/AuthorRichard Moss
    URLhttps://museumcrush.org/arthur-conan-doyle-and-the-cottingley-fairies/
    PersonsMerrick Burrow

Media contributions

3

Media contributions

  • TitleBBC Radio Bradford interview
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Bradford
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size7 minutes (approx.)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/12/20
    DescriptionInterview for the Breakfast show in which I discuss The Cottingley Fairies: a Study in Deception (exhibition)
    Producer/AuthorRima Ahmed
    URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evgrn3/live/cg54wh
    PersonsMerrick Burrow
  • TitleHow Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was fooled by Cottingley fairies hoax
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletYorkshire Post
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1282 words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/12/20
    DescriptionFull-page feature article in the Yorkshire Post covering The Cottingley Fairies: a Study in Deception (exhibition and public talk). The article includes an interview with Merrick Burrow.
    Producer/AuthorLaura Reid
    URLhttps://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/how-sherlock-holmes-creator-sir-arthur-conan-doyle-was-fooled-cottingley-fairies-hoax-3062303
    PersonsMerrick Burrow
  • TitleBBC Radio Leeds interview
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Leeds
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size)2:16:47 - 02:25:30 - 8 minutes 43 seconds
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date7/12/20
    DescriptionInterview on Mid-Morning programme in which I discuss The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception (exhibition and public talk).
    Producer/AuthorGayle Lofthouse
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08zg85h
    PersonsMerrick Burrow