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Workshop on photographic conservation

From: Gawain Weaver <gawain.weaver<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Photograph Conservation for Book and Paper Conservators
October 21-24, 2013
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA


    Gawain Weaver and Jennifer Olsen


Libraries and archives collect more than books and manuscripts.
Textiles, digital files and audio-visual materials are common in
collections. Photographs are probably the most-represented media
after paper-based objects, but their value is usually to the
collection as a whole not as individual artist's prints.
Conservators working in libraries and archives are charged with
their care, but often feel they don't have the knowledge and skills
to address basic conservation issues at the collection level. In
this class, conservators will learn basic cleaning, stabilization,
and repair techniques for 19th and 20th century photographic prints
and negatives. While the focus will be on practical treatment
skills, there will also be basic instruction about the history and
composition of photographs, and housing and exhibit strategies.

Basic process identification will not be covered in depth. Though it
is not a prerequisite, a Care and Identification of Photographs
workshop will be taught the week prior at the same venue and
provides a solid foundation for this more advanced course.

Format: 4-day workshop, mix of lecture and hands-on instruction,
4-day schedule available on request

This class is taught at an intermediate to advanced level.
Participants should have experience in book or paper conservation in
evaluating condition, making treatment decisions, and performing
intermediate to advanced level conservation treatments.

What's included: 4-days of instruction, color workshop notebook, a
variety of damaged photographic materials for workshop treatment and
take home, 60x handheld microscope. Participants should bring their
own tools though some will be provided.

Application deadline July 1, 2013 responses sent by July 15, 2013.

To apply, send CV and a brief letter explaining your reasons for
attending the workshop to workshops<-at->gawainweaver<.>com. Mid-career
experience level in book or paper conservation strongly preferred.
Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after the
deadline if there is still space in the workshop. Workshop
registration and materials fee of US$1500.00 payable upon

Gawain Weaver
Photograph Conservator
San Francisco Bay Area

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:42
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Received on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013

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