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Subject: Web site on albumen photographs

Web site on albumen photographs

From: Paul Messier <pm>
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2001
A new web site "Albumen Photographs: History, Science and
Preservation" is now online at <URL:>.
The site features 19th century primary source materials,
contemporary research, a gallery, and video of albumen print
manufacture. In addition, there is an interactive treatment forum
for conservators to discuss preservation issues pertaining to
albumen photographs.  The site will be of interest to students,
historians, scientists, curators, collection managers, and

The site was created through a partnership of art conservators
backed by institutional support. The site is the work of private
conservators Timothy Vitale and Paul Messier teamed with Walter
Henry, Acting Head of Media Preservation, Stanford University
Libraries and John Burke, Chief Conservator, Oakland Museum of
California.  The project was funded through a grant received from
the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The
site is hosted and maintained by the Stanford University Libraries.
The Monterey Museum of Art sponsored the project under the direction
of Richard Gadd who also contributed an online exhibition.

A full press release, with a more in-depth description of the site,
is available from

Paul Messier
Conservator of Photographs

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:44
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Received on Tuesday, 13 February, 2001

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