From today’s Conservation Distlist, Inst. 25:32, edited for length.
2011 HP Image Permanence Award
Congratulations to Nora Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of
Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 2011 recipient
of the HP Image Permanence Award. This award is given by the Society
for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) in partnership with the
International Institute for Conservation (IIC) and is sponsored by
the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Nora is specifically being recognized for her outstanding
contributions that advance the longevity of photographic and fine
art images created via modern digital methods in the form of her
co-leadership with Debra Hess Norris in organizing the Mellon
Sponsored Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation, the
creation and distribution of digital sample book for two of the
workshops and for leading the creation of the Photograph Information
Record (PIR). Since any single digital print process can change in
behavior from generation to generation in only a few years, the PIR
is an important link between the object and the actual materials
that produced it.
Nora’s willingness to engage contemporary artists in discussion
regarding materials choices, exhibition and mounting (all related to
preservation) as well as the general care of photographs including
digital prints was also noted by the awards committee.
The PCAN Editors would like to express our congratulations to Nora for a job well done!
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