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Symposium on baryta layer research

From: Paul A. Messier <pm<-a>
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2005
GCI symposium on baryta layer research

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) will host a 1-day symposium
on the ongoing baryta layer characterization project.  The symposium
will be held on January 24, 2006.  It is open to all interested
parties at no charge though pre-registration is required.

The project involves quantifying primary and trace metals found in
the baryta layer of 20th Century photographs.  These measurements,
when compared to those taken from reference collections of
photographic paper, have the potential to identify a print or set of
prints of unknown origin. The technique has developed sufficiently
over the past two years that we feel a public discussion of the
results is warranted and might hold general interest beyond the
group of conservators and conservation scientists immediately
involved in the project.

For more information, including a tentative agenda, please see


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In the early evening, following the symposium, there will also be a
presentation by Anne Cartier-Bresson, Director of the Atelier for
the Restoration and Conservation of Photographs of the City of Paris
as part of the GCI's "Conservation Matters" series of lectures.

Paul Messier
Conservation of Photographs, Works on Paper and Electronic Media
103 Brooks St.
Boston MA 02135

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