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Upcoming workshops and lectures

“But Storage is Cheap… Digital Preservation in the Age of Abundance” presented by Abby Smith Rumsey.
Yale University Library 3rd Preservation Lecture
March 17, 2011, Thursday, at 3:30 p.m.
Yale University
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
120 Wall St
New Haven, CT

Ms Rumsey served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, as well as senior writer and editor of its final report. In addition, she works with the Library of Congress’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

Care and Identification of Photographs
April 11-14, 2011
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, CA)
Instructor: Gawain Weaver

Registration Includes:
• 4-day workshop
• 280-page color notebook
• 60x LED handheld microscope
• OPTIONAL: Basic Photographic Sample Set

This 4-day workshop is an introduction to the history, identification, and preservation of photographic materials. Participants will acquire hands-on identification skills and learn practical photograph preservation techniques. Using handheld 60x microscopes and a large set of photographic and photomechanical samples, they will learn how a variety of processes were created, why they look the way they do, and how they deteriorate.

Processes examined in detail include but are not limited to the following: daguerreotype, albumen, collodion and gelatin printing-out processes (POP), matte collodion, gelatin silver, photogravure, offset litho, letterpress halftone, collotype, chromogenic color, inkjet, and dye sublimation. Group ID sessions, using a digital microscope and screen projection, will allow participants to practice their identification skills in a guided setting.

The registration fee for this 4-day workshop is $645 and includes a handheld microscope, and a workshop notebook with lecture handouts, Quick ID Sheets for each process, and a selection of readings on photograph preservation. The Basic Photographic Sample Set, consisting of 18 identified photographic and photomechanical processes, is available with registration for $75.

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 12.

For more information, please visit the instructor’s website or contact the instructor:

Gawain Weaver
Photograph Conservator
San Rafael, CA
info [at] gawainweaver___com


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