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Proceedings of conference: Niepce in England

From: Michael Pritchard <michael<-at->
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Niepce in England conference proceedings available

The proceedings of a conference that examined three plates from The
Royal Photographic Society's Collection by Joseph Nicephore Niepce
dating from c1826-27 have been published.  The investigation by the
National Media Museum and Getty Conservation Institute re-wrote
photographic history and revealed a hitherto unknown photographic
process.

In October 2010 the National Media Museum, Bradford, held a major
conference, supported by The Royal Photographic Society, to present
the findings from an extensive investigation into three plates by
Joseph Nicephore Niepce contained within the Society's Collection.
The conference brought together specialists from different areas
ranging from conservators, to historians of picture frames, paper
and fingerprints, as well as photographic historians. Exciting new
findings were presented about the plates which revealed for the
first time that the plates were the result of three different
processes including a previously unknown photographic process.

The majority of the papers from the conference have been published
by The Society's Historical Group in a special edition of The
PhotoHistorian and a one-off issue of The Society's Imaging Science
Journal totalling some 93 pages.  These are available in a
commemorative folder for UKP20 including UK and worldwide postage.

The proceedings can be ordered via The Society website

    <URL:http://www.rps.org/niepce>

 or by contacting

    Dr Michael Pritchard
    The Royal Photographic Society's Director-General
     +44 1225 325730
    michael<-at->rps<.>org

Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS
Director-General
The Royal Photographic Society
Direct line: +44 1225 325730


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