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Subject: Workshop on photographic conservation

Workshop on photographic conservation

From: Abigail Choudhury <achoudhury<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works presents

"Conservation of Glass in Photography A Collaborative Workshop in
    Photograph Conservation"
J. Paul Getty Museum (JPGM)
Los Angeles, CA
October 21-25, 2013



    Susie Clark
    Photographs conservator in private practice

    Katherine Whitman
    Photographs Conservator
    Art Gallery of Ontario

    Stephen P. Koob
    Corning Museum of Glass


    Anne Lyden
    Photographs Curator

    Teresa Mesquit
    Photographs Conservator
    Getty Research Institute


    Marc Harnly
    Senior Conservator

Registration Fee:

    $600 (AIC members)
    $800 (non-members)

Enrollment limit: 12

Participants will be selected from the pool of applications received
by February 28, 2013.  Later applications will be considered if
space is available.

To apply:  Send resume/CV and statement of interest, including
contact information, to courses<-at->conservation-us<.>org

This workshop will provide mid-career training to conservators
responsible for the care and conservation of photographs with glass
supports and with associated glass components.  It will be led by
led by principal instructors Susie Clark and Katharine Whitman,
leading specialists in the conservation of photographic materials
containing glass, and Stephen Koob, specialist in the conservation
of glass.  Hands-on practicum sessions, lectures, presentations, and
discussions of the workshop will be conducted in the JPGM Paper
Conservation studio and lecture room.  The collections of
glass-based photographs and photographs with glass at the Museum and
the Getty Research Institute (GRI) will provide examples to
illustrate the course curriculum.

The workshop will begin with overviews of the nature, manufacture,
analysis, and chemistry of glass; mechanisms of deterioration; its
use in photography; and diagnosis and documentation of condition.
Processes to be covered will include both photographs with glass
supports and photographs with associated integral glass components:

    Negatives (wet collodion, albumen, gelatin dry plate)
    Wet collodion positive (ambrotype)
    Lantern slide
    Wet collodion positive
    Cased daguerreotype
    Decorative passepartout coverglass
    Frame glazing for prints

This will be followed by presentations on the materials and methods
of glass cleaning and repair along with storage and handling.
Hands-on practicum sessions with mock glass objects will provide
experience with conservation treatment steps such as cleaning;
repair techniques and materials; edge sealing/taping; preparation of
decorative cover glasses; and fabrication of storage enclosures.
Glass photograph processes will be on view in a visit to the Special
Collections of the GRI and the aesthetics of printing from 19th
century glass negatives will be illustrated and discussed in the
JPGM curatorial Department of Photographs.

Questions? Contact:

    Abigail Choudhury
    FAIC Development and Education Coordinator

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:40
                   Distributed: Monday, March 4, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-26-40-008
Received on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013

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