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Subject: IS&T image permanence award

IS&T image permanence award

From: Douglas W. Nishimura <dwnpph>
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2006
This award announcement is one more reason by photograph
conservation is so fortunate. This award, sponsored by HP with the
participation of IIC formally establishes recognition by the imaging
industry of the importance of permanence and preservation. The
Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) has had sessions
at conferences dealing with image permanence, but this is the first
time that an award has been established for the advancement of the
longevity of photographic and so-called digital printing methods. No
other field of conservation has had so much industry support first
for the production of storage and stability testing standards and
second, for their support of research into improvements in the
stability of these materials. I also believe that this is the first
time that a professional industry organization and a professional
conservation organization have banded together for such a purpose.

    October 3, 2006

    IS&T is pleased to announce the establishment of the HP Image
    Permanence Award. Sponsored by the Hewlett-Packard Company, with
    participation of The International Institute for Conservation
    for Historic and Artistic Works, and carrying a cash prize of
    $10,000, the HP Image Permanence Award recognizes outstanding
    contributions to the advancement of the longevity of
    photographic and fine art images created via modern digital

    More information on the award and a link to a recent press
    release can be found at


Douglas Nishimura
Senior Research Scientist
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:18
                  Distributed: Friday, October 6, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-18-001
Received on Wednesday, 4 October, 2006

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