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Workshop on identification and care of photographs

From: Lori van Handel <lkvh>
Date: Monday, October 7, 1996
The Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), will offer a day
long workshop:  "The Identification and Care of 19th and 20th
Century Photographs" on Nov. 22, 1996.  In the event of
over-enrollment, the workshop may be repeated on November 25, 1996.

Workshop Location: Williamstown Art Conservation Center,
Williamstown, Massachusetts

This one day workshop is a basic course designed for those with
little prior experience in the process of identification of
photographs. The course  will include a slide lecture,
demonstrations of proper handling and storage solutions and hands on
training in the identification techniques. Participants may bring no
more than two photographs for identification and discussion (no
larger than 16 x 20).

Agenda:

     Techniques used in the identification of the most common
     photographic print processes using visual and microscopic
     methods.

     Identification of various forms of deterioration in
     photographic materials.

     General discussions on preservation strategies for photograph
     collections including disaster planning, exhibition
     recommendations, and selection of appropriate storage
     enclosures for a varied photograph collection.

     Participants will work in teams to identify a group of
     photographs using visual and microscopic techniques.

Who Should Attend: Curators, registrars, collection managers,
preparators and all personnel responsible for the handling, storage,
and exhibition of photograph collections.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants; accepted on a first come
first served basis.

Speakers:

    Lyzanne Gann, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation of
    Photographs, WACC

    Leslie Paisley, Conservator of Paper, WACC

Workshop Fee:
    $125 WACC Members
    $150 NonMembers/NonProfits
    The price of the workshop includes a binder with technical
    leaflets, diagrams, lists of suppliers and bibliography, as well
    as a sample kit.

For More Information, or to request an application, contact:

    Doe Zottoli, Assistant Director for Administration
    Williamstown Art Conservation Center
    225 South Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267
    413-458-5741
    Fax:  413-458-2314
    doe [at] clark__williams__edu

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:36
                Distributed: Saturday, October 12, 1996
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Received on Monday, 7 October, 1996

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