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Workshop on photographic conservation

From: Andrea de Polo <andrea>
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2000
Fratelli Alinari
Program of Workshops in Conservation of Photographic Materials

Understanding the Photographic album
Conservation lab at Fratelli Alinari
(Firenze, Italy, Largo Fratelli Alinari, 15)
November 7-10 2000

A unique, hands-on workshop, utilizing the rich photographic album
collection of Fratelli Alinari, will be led by Grant Romer, Director
of the Advanced Residency Program in Photographs Conservation at
George Eastman House. Romer, with Alinari conservator, Yoshiko
Kondo, will explore the history, typology and conservation
challenges that photograph albums present to the curator, librarian,
collector and restorer. A wide range of albums will be examined,
discussed and analysed in the conservation context, Case studies of
conservation responses will be presented and criticized. Methods of
survey making and stabilisation will be demonstrated. Primary focus
will be upon developing sophisticated understanding of this form of
photographic object in order to form coherent and reasoned
approaches to preservation.

Fratelli Alinari, custodian of one of the world most important and
ever-growing photographic archives, is planning to act as the first
organisation in Italy to offer a specialized training program in the
field of photography conservation. In this perspective Alinari
organises a series of workshops dedicated to the different aspects
of conservation of photographic materials, relying on the
cooperation of the world best renowned experts.

After the successful workshops in conservation of Daguerreotypes and
of photographic prints, the program will continue with two workshops
that have been designed as a conservation education collaborative
between Fratelli Alinari and the Faculty of Advanced Residency
Program in Photograph Conservation at George Eastman House. Those
workshops seek to blend the collection resources and institutional
experience of both institutions in effective education of curators,
historians, archivists, librarians, photographers and conservators
dedicated to the preservation of photography.

For further information and to receive an application form please

    Maria Possenti
    Fratelli Alinari
    Largo Fratelli Alinari, 15 - 50123 Firenze - Italy
    +39 055 23-95-217
    Fax: +39 055 23-95-231
    museum [at] alinari__it

Fratelli Alinari Photo Archives and Museum

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