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The Latticed Window at Laycock Abby (1835) is the earliest camera negative in existence and incredibly fragile. The very uncertainty of the invention of photography – reliant on the interrelationship between people, trial and error, different chemicals, paper, cameras and light – indicates how fundamental co-production is to museums and the stories they seek to tell. An ontological shift which recognises this also opens the way for more dynamic approaches to community co-production.