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Subject: Photo preservation seminar

Photo preservation seminar

From: Doug Nishimura <dwnpph>
Date: Monday, May 18, 1992
I guess it's time to plug the old seminar.  We have 24 people registered
already.  As usual we are making slight modifications to the program to
try to improve it.  (I'm reducing the talk on glass and speaking more on
film supports.)  This is the information from the brochures (ignoring my



A seminar on identifying, handling, and storing photographs for
archivists, curators and historians who work in museums, historical
societies, and libraries.

Cosponsored by the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman
House, RIT's Image Permanence Institute, and RIT's Technical and
Education Center of Graphic Arts.

August 15-20, 1992 (and August 14-19, 1993)

Preservation of Photographs

As with all artifacts, the management of photographic collections
involves many important details, from finding suitable storage space to
handling legal copyright issues.  But a photographic collection can only
be managed if it is properly preserved, and that demands specialized
up-to-date knowledge.

Archivists, curators, historians and others who are responsible for
photographic collections can learn the basics of preservation technology
in this seminar, cosponsored by the leaders in photographic preservation
and education.  Preservation techniques and technologies will be present
in layman's terms, concentrating on how to *identify* 19th- and
20th-century image-forming processes, and color photographs, and how to
*recognize* image deterioration.  Selected collection management topics,
cataloging, video disk access tools, and archive organization will also
be covered.

What Participants Will Learn

Through lectures and workshops, participants will learn to:
* Identify processes used to make 19th- and 20th-century images
* Recognize various forms of deterioration
* Document and plan preservation strategies
* Choose appropriate enclosures and housings
* Respond to emergencies
* Coordinate preservation with collection management
* Store and display photo collections

Topics covered in the practical lectures will be expanded upon in the
hands-on workshop sessions.  Participants may also submit specific
problems they've had in working with their photographic collections for
discussion by the instructors and other participants.  The program will
also include a discussion of the role of the conservator and an overview
of photographic conservation.

Special Features

Unique features of this program include access to the latest information
on preservation delivered by leading professionals in the field, in an
intimate, collegial setting where theory can be seen in practice.
Participants will be taken on an exclusive tour of the International
Museum of Photography at George Eastman House and will have the unique
opportunity to visit the Museum's archival storage area, which is
carefully and precisely controlled with respect to temperature,
humidity, and external contamination and not open to the general public.
Of course, participants may also enjoy the museum itself as well as the
benefit of proximity to Rochester's other photographic institutions and
resources.  At some point during seminar week, suppliers will be on hand
to exhibit state-of-the-art preservation and storage materials.

Who Should Attend

Curators, archivists, librarians, conservators, and others responsible
for photographic collections owned by libraries, galleries, historical
societies and private and governmental archives will benefit from this
program.  Because the seminar is an introduction in laymans' language to
photographic preservation technology and archival practice, participants
do not need extensive experience or knowledge.

The Faculty

James Reilly (Program Co-Chairman)--
Director, Image PErmanence Institute, ROchester Institute of Technology,
Rochester, NY

Grant Romer (Program Co-Chairman)--
Conservator and Curator of University Education, International Museum of
Photography/George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Debbie Norris --
Assistant Director, University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum,
Conservation Program

Douglas Nishimura --
Research Scientist, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of
Technology, Rochester, NY

David Wooters --
Chief Archivist, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman
House, Rochester, NY

Key Topics


    How Photography Works
    History and Technology of Photographic Materials
    Color and Photomechanical Processes
    Process Identification
    Collection Management/Preservation Interaction
    Storage Enclosure Design and Materials
    Exhibition Issues
    Conservation Treatment Strategies
    Grant Funding of Preservation Efforts
    Collection Survey Techniques
    Glass Plate and Film Negative Preservation

    Housing and Stabilization
    Handling and Emergency Intervention
    Process Identification
    Collection Survey
    Storage Environment
    Electronic Image Access Technologies

For More Information

To learn more about these programs, call Val Johnson at 716/475-2736, or
write to RIT/T&E Seminar Center, Frank E. Gannett Memorial Building,
P.O. Box 9887, Rochester, NY  14623-0887

The Technical and Education Center of the Graphic Arts is part of the
RIT Training and Professional Development Group.

Our No-Risk Guarantee

RIT Training and Professional Development is committed to Total Quality,
a way of doing business that focuses on fully satisfying our customers'
requirements.  We strive to achieve continuous improvement in the
quality of our programs and services and *our work is 100 percent
guaranteed.*  If our customers are not satisfied at any time, we
guarantee to resolve the problem to their complete satisfaction.

General Information

  Location and Scheduling
    This program will be held at the International Museum of PHotography
    at George Eastman House in ROchester, New York.  It will begin with
    an informal reception on Saturday, August 15 [1992 or Saturday,
    August 14, 1993] from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Daily sessions begin at
    8:30 a.m., with 60 to 90-minute lunch breaks during the day and some
    evening sessions scheduled.


    Seminar reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of payment and a
    registration form or letter requesting enrollment.  Registration is
    strictly limited with enrollment on a first-come, first-served
    basis, early registration is recommended.


    The program fees listed on the registration form include the costs
    of tuition, instructional materials, and evening receptions.
    Payment may be made by check, VISA, MasterCard, or purchase order.


    RIT will not reserve lodging for participants.  However,
    arrangements for reduced rates have been made at the three following
    locations, all within walking distance of the George Eastman House.

    Strathallen                         716-461-5010
    The East Avenue Inn                 716-325-5010
    Dartmouth House Bed and Breakfast   716-473-0778

    Participants may reserve a room by phoning and requesting the
    RIT/T&E rates. (Availability and rates guaranteed up until three
    weeks prior to the program.) Complimentary transportation is
    provided from Rochester International Airport.

  Cancellation Policy

    Full tuition is refunded if cancellations are made a week or more
    before a program begins.  A $50 fee is charged for cancellations
    made between one week and two days before a program begins.   Refunds
    are not given for cancellations reported less than two days before a
    program begins, or for nonattendance. Substitute participants are
    welcome.  RIT reserves the right to cancel or withdraw programs, and
    to modify tuition rates, program content, and faculty without
    notice.  RIT also reserves the right to publish, for promotional
    purposes, photographs taken of participants during seminar sessions.

  Reduced Airfare

    Program attendees can receive a 40 percent discount on United
    Airline's full coach fare or a 5 percent bonus discount off the
    lowest applicable fare to and from ROchester with no restrictions by
    calling United at 1-800-531-4041 and using the reservation number

  Continuing Education Units

    CEUs are nationally recognized units that document your completion
    of a qualified continuing education program, and may be used for job
    advancement or as evidence of increased professional capabilities.
    To receive CEUs, check the appropriate box on the registration form
    and include your Social Security number where indicated.

Program Fee: $750

Mail [registration] To
RIT/T&E Seminar Registration
50 West Main Street
Rochester, NY  14614
attn: Program Registration

I hope that you can make it and can also come down to see our new lab

dwnpph [at] ritvax__bitnet

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:58
                   Distributed: Friday, May 22, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-5-58-005
Received on Monday, 18 May, 1992

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