Research: Duncan McCargo (University of Leeds) and Janet Douglas (Leeds Beckett University)

Creative Direction: Lauren Avery

Website: Alex Prior

The pop-up exhibition Charles Barker Howdill’s Blazing Balkans was supported by a small 2018 grant from the Leeds Galleries and Museums/University of Leeds Cultural Institute Cross Disciplinary Innovation Fund.

We are deeply grateful to the late Madge Howdill, for generously donating most of the slides shown here to Leeds Museums and Galleries in 1993. We should also like to thank Ian B. Howdill and the Howdill family for kindly sharing with us a large number of additional slides from their private collection, and for donating many of them to Leeds Museums in 2019.

Many thanks to Leeds Museums and Galleries, and especially to curators Antonia Lovelace, Kitty Ross and Adam Jaffer for their generous assistance with this project. Thanks also to: Lauren Avery, Colin Cook and Liane Durkin (, John Crossen, Colin Dews, Blake Lawrinson, Martin Hamilton, Freda Mathews, Nicky Howdill, Alex Prior, Peter Smith, Stephanie Winters, and Caroline Wise.

Charles B. Howdill’s original slide captions appear in italics.

Copyright to all images is held either by Leeds Galleries and Museums, or by Ian B. Howdill and Nicky Howdill.