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Lecture on F. Holland Day

From: Mary Oey <moey<-at->
Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
"The Photographs of F. Holland Day: Developing a Materials-Based
    Catalogue Raisonne"
Lecture at the Library of Congress
Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-119
Washington, DC
Thursday, September 19, 4 pm

Adrienne Lundgren, Preservation Specialist, Library of Congress
Conservation Division and 2013 Kluge Staff Fellow at The John W.
Kluge Center

Adrienne Lundgren, photographs conservator at the Library of
Congress, discusses her project to systematically identify and
catalogue the material aspects of photographs by F. Holland Day in
the collection of the Library of Congress, with the goal of defining
a characteristic "fingerprint" of Day's working methods.

The Library holds the largest collection of Day photographs in the
world, a gift from his estate spanning his career and comprising six
hundred and ninety prints. This project has shown that cataloguing
the physical attributes of photographs can re-define the way an
artist's work is understood, dated, and attributed. The methodology
for acquiring material information and the results of paper texture
analysis, a new technique in field of conservation, will be
discussed. New findings pertaining to Day's working methods will be
revealed, focusing primarily on their impact on the dating and
attribution of Day's most important series, "The Seven Words."

Sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center, Prints and Photographs
Division, and the Conservation Division at the Library of Congress.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at
202-707-6362 or ADA<-at->loc<.>gov.

A high-quality, captioned video later will be available for
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For more information, contact the Library of Congress Kluge Center
at 202-707-3302.

Mary Oey
Conservation Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

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