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Subject: Seminar on photographic preservation

Seminar on photographic preservation

From: Douglas Nishimura <dwnpph>
Date: Monday, May 13, 2002
Preserving Photographs in a Digital World
Sponsored by: George Eastman House
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
August 17-22, 2002

With the increased use of digital imaging technology, today's
collection managers need up-to-date information on how to care for
their collections and make them accessible for research. This
program combines lectures and workshops in traditional preservation
techniques with the theory and practice of digital imaging. The two
aspects of the seminar are complementary--and concerned collection
managers cannot afford to be uninformed in either area.

A week-long program of lectures and workshops on traditional photo
collection preservation techniques will expand your expertise on
what materials are typically found in photo collections, how they
deteriorate, how to store and protect them, and how preservation
fits in with other collection activities.

Throughout the week, you'll lean about eh basics of digital imaging
and how various image -capture, storage display, and out-put
strategies compare. In addition, presentations will explain the
design and application of image database systems--always keeping in
context the balance that must be struck between traditional and
digital preservation and access.

The week also offers two optional--but highly recommended evening
sessions that focus on special aspects of preservation

You Will Learn

    *   How to identify processes used to make 19th and 20th century

    *   How to develop a preservation plan for a photo collection

    *   To recognize various forms of deterioration in negatives,
        prints and transparencies

    *   How to choose appropriate enclosures and housings

    *   To understand the role of digital imaging in collection

    *   How to store and display photo collections

    *   To understand the basics of digital imaging for archival

    *   The important quality-control issues related to digital

    *   How to evaluate digital image quality and choose vendors and

    *   How to plan a digital project that meets your needs

You are also encouraged to share specific problems you've
encountered with your own photographic collections in discussions
with instructors and other participants

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
program is an introduction--in layman's language -- to photographic
preservation technology, digital imaging, and archival practice, you
do not need extensive experience or knowledge.

This unique seminar is designed to keep you well-informed about
changes in the fields of photographic conservation and digital
imaging. Our materials are continually updated. Every year we review
topics and listen to the feedback we get from professionals like you
to make sure we are providing the information you need.


Program co-chairmen

    James M Reilly
    Director, Image Permanence Institute

    Grant Romer
    Director, Mellon Advanced Residency Program in Photograph

Other faculty:

    Jean-Louis Bigourdan
    Research Scientist
    Image Permanence Institute

    Dr. Franziska Frey
    Imaging Scientist/ Assistant Professor
    School of Printing
    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Douglas Nishimura
    Research Scientist
    Image Permanence Institute

    Debbie Hess Norris
    Director, Art Conservation Program (undergraduate and Masters
    University of Delaware

    Steve Puglia
    Digital Imaging Specialist
    National Archives and Records Administration

    David Wooters
    Chief Archivist
    George Eastman House

Location and Scheduling: This program is held at George Eastman
House in Rochester, New York. A welcome reception is scheduled for
Saturday, August 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Daily sessions begin at
8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Evening sessions are scheduled for
Monday and Wednesday. The program will conclude on Thursday, AUgust
22, at 4:30 p..

Lodging: The host hotel for the seminar is the Strathallan Hotel,
located just a few blocks from the museum on historic East Avenue.
Room rates range between $89.00 and $99.00 per night. The
strathallan also provides transportation to and from the airport.
THeir phone number is 1-800-678-7284. There is also the Dartmouth
House Bed and Breakfast, located about 5 blocks from the museum.
Their room rate is $95.00 per night and their number 585-271-7872.

Cancellation Policy: We will refund the full program fee if you
cancel at least 21 days before the program begins. If you cancel
less than 21 days before the start of the program, we will refund
the program fee minus a $150 registration fee. No refunds will be
given if cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the program.
However, you are welcome to send someone in your place if you cannot
attend. Occasionally, Eastman House must modify content of faculty
without additional notice. If the program is canceled  for any
reason, we will notify registered participants as soon as possible.
Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation
costs or fees. Eastman House may publish photographs of program
participants for promotional use.

To register, please contact:

    585-271-3361 ext 420
    Fax: 9585-271-3970
    seminar [at] geh__org

Please include your name, address, daytime phone number, e-mail
address and method of payment. Payment must be received six weeks
after registration or 21 days before the program, whichever comes

The program fee is $1,400. This fee includes the cost of all
instructional materials. You may pay with Visa, MasterCard, or
American Express. If you include credit card information with your
registration, please include the card number and expiration date.
You may also pay with a check, payable to George Eastman House and
Sent to:

    Preserving Photographs in a Digital World
    George Eastman House
    900 East Ave.
    Rochester, NY  14607

For information on staff, facilities, and other seminar information,
see <URL:> or <URL:>

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