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Workshop: Care and ID of Photographs

From: Gawain Weaver <gawain.weaver<-at->
Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Care and Identification of Photographs (from daguerreotypes to
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
October 15-18, 2013

For further details and online registration:


The final workshop of the year will be at

    The Historic New Orleans Collection
    New Orleans, LA
    December 3-6, 2013

What are the defining characteristics of individual photographic
processes? How does environment affect the lives of photographic
objects? In this 4-day intensive workshop, you will develop
identification skills and knowledge about fine art and historic
photographic processes, from the daguerreotype to digital prints.
This workshop is intended for curators, collectors, archivists,
collection managers, and anyone who studies or appreciates
photographic prints.

Using handheld 60x microscopes and a large set of photographic and
photomechanical samples, you will learn how a variety of processes
were created, why they look the way they do, and how they
deteriorate. Group ID sessions, using a digital microscope and
screen projection, will allow participants to practice their
identification skills in a guided setting. Preservation topics
include enclosures, handling guidelines, environmental monitoring,
the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and
the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials.

Over 30 different processes are studied in great detail, from how
daguerreotypes are made and how they are best preserved, to how
long-lasting inkjet prints are created, and how to preserve and
store color photographic materials and cellulose nitrate and
cellulose acetate-based photographic film.

Registration Includes:

    4-day workshop
    240-page color notebook
    60x LED handheld microscope
    Optional: Basic Photographic Sample Set

The registration fee for this 4-day workshop is $795 (STUDENT PRICE
$645) and includes a handheld microscope and a workshop notebook
with lecture handouts, Quick ID Sheets for each process, and a
selection of readings on photograph preservation. The Basic
Photographic Sample Set, consisting of 18 identified photographic
and photomechanical processes, is available with registration for
$75. Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of
participants will be limited to 14.

The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization
of professional archivists, will award 15 Archival Recertification
Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this

The American Society of Appraisers and the International Society of
Appraisers will award 24 reaccreditation hours/professional
development credits for qualified appraisers attending this

For more information, please contact the instructor:

    Gawain Weaver
    Photograph Conservator


    Free Process ID Chart: <URL:>

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