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Icon Photographic Materials Group visit to Pitt Rivers Museum

From: Saya Miles <saya.miles<-at->
Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
ICON Photographic Materials Group

"Let's Talk About Photography: A Visit to 'Surviving Tsunami'
    Exhibition, Cellulose Nitrate Project and Photo Store Tour at
    the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford"
Tuesday 17 December
11:00 - 15:00

The Pitt Rivers Museum cares for the anthropology and world
archaeology collections of the University of Oxford.  The Museum is
known for its unique collections originating from all parts of the
world, as well as its method of display--with objects arranged
according to type--within a renovated, environmentally-controlled
building.

The "Surviving Tsunami" exhibition highlights a volunteer-led
project in Japan to salvage and conserve historic photograph
collections after two museums and a library in Rikuzentakata, Iwate
Prefecture, were destroyed in the 2011 tsunami.

The Museum's Photograph Collections Store Rooms are normally hidden
from public view, but provide an excellent example for museums
holding small but important collections of historical photographic
material.

This is a rare opportunity to look around the exhibition with the
curator, as well as to see "behind the scenes" of the Museum.

This is a free event (booking required) for all ICON members,
limited to a maximum of 10 delegates.  Please prepare to cover the
cost of own transport and lunch.

    11:00           Registration, Coffee and Biscuits

    11:30           Introduction to the Exhibition (Philip Grover -
                    Curator of the "Surviving Tsunami" exhibition) -
                    Browse exhibition with the Curator

    12:30           Tour of the Photo Stores (Christopher Morton -
                    Curator of Photograph Collections), Introduction
                    to ongoing Cellulose Nitrate deep-freezing
                    project (James Harris, Project Conservator)

    13:20           Leave the museum

    13:30           Lunch, drink and discussion at the Royal Oak pub
                    (Optional)

    Around 15:00    Call for the day

If you wish to join for lunch after the visit, please choose what
you would like to order from the menus below.  (Deposit of UKP10 per
head required in advance) The pub serves Christmas course as well as
normal dishes on the day.

    <URL:http://www.theroyaloakoxford.co.uk/pdf/theroyaloakwoodstockroad-festive_menu.pdf>
    <URL:http://www.theroyaloakoxford.co.uk/food/>

Please contact Saya Miles <smilesconservation<-at->gmail<.>com> for booking
and further details of the event.

Saya Miles
ICON Photographic Materials Group Committee Member
Acting Archive Conservator, Photographic Materials
English Heritage Archive
The Engine House
Firefly Avenue
Swindon SN2 2EH
+44 1793 414748


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