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Subject: Workshop on platinum and pigment processes

Workshop on platinum and pigment processes

From: Nora Kennedy <nora.kennedy>
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Pictorialist Processes of the Photo Secession
A Workshop Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Hosted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
November 29 - December 3, 2004

Description:  This five-day course will focus on the creation of
platinum and pigment processes utilized by photographers during the
period known as the Photo Secession. Lois Conner and Jean-Paul
Gandolfo, noted photographers and acclaimed teachers, will conduct
the practicum sessions. Ms. Conner will instruct participants in the
platinum/palladium processes. As an introduction to other pigment
processes, Jean-Paul Gandolfo of the Ecole Nationale Superieure
Louis Lumiere will teach carbon transfer. Demonstrations and
discussions of other pigment processes will be covered as time

The hands-on sessions will be complemented by an introduction to the
chemistry of the pictorialist processes by Scott Williams of the
Rochester Institute of Technology. Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge
of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum, will
discuss the history and aesthetics behind the movement using works
from the Met's Alfred Stieglitz Collection. Tom Edmondson of
Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services and Barbara Lemmen of the
Conservation Center in Philadelphia will present issues in the
conservation treatment and preservation of these delicate works.

Eligibility:  The workshop is open to specialists in photograph
conservation who have had limited access to equivalent training.
Enrollment is very limited.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae
and a statement of purpose, no more than 1000 words, clearly
describing why participation in this workshop is important to their
educational and professional development. One sealed letter of
recommendation from a person knowledgeable about the applicant's
qualifications and educational needs should be included in the
application packet. Applicants will be evaluated according to their
educational needs, statements of purpose, letter of recommendation,
previous workshops attended, access to educational opportunities,
and possibilities for dissemination of workshop information. If
financial aid is necessary for attending the course, a separate
statement should be included. Financial aid to defray costs will be
awarded on the basis of need and may include basic travel expenses
and a per diem allowance.

Application materials should be submitted to:

    Mellon Collaborative Courses
    c/o Art Conservation Department
    303 Old College
    University of Delaware
    Newark DE 19716

by September 1st, 2004.

Decisions will be mailed by September 20, 2004.  Any questions
should be directed to Nora Kennedy at 212-650-2168
<nora.kennedy [at] metmuseum__org> or Debbie Hess Norris at 302-831-3696
<dhnorris [at] udel__edu>.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:8
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-8-020
Received on Tuesday, 20 July, 2004

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