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Icon Photographic Materials Group tours and Annual General Meeting

From: Saya Miles <smilesconservation<-a>
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
ICON Photographic Materials Group

1 Day event: "Let's Talk About Photography"
and Annual General Meeting
Liverpool, Various locations
8 May 2014
10.30 onwards

UKP15 Institute of Conservation (ICON) members
UKP30 non-members;
UKP7.50 Concessions

Please note the cost includes lunch but not the tour of Chambre
Hardman Photographic Studio which is an optional extra--places are
strictly limited, will be allocated on a first come first served
basis and will cost an extra UKP6.90)

The ICON Photographic Materials Group (PhMG) are pleased to announce
a one-day event in Liverpool, a city with a strong photographic
heritage which is celebrated across the many cultural heritage
institutions based there.  The action-packed day will include a tour
behind the scenes of National Museums of Liverpool Conservation
Centre to look at the Stewart Bale Photograph Collection--an archive
of commercial, architectural and industrial photography which has
recently been the subject of a large volunteer project to clean and
rehouse the collection.  We will then move onto Liverpool Archives,
situated in the newly refurbished Library Building with specialist
photographic storage.  Here a buffet lunch will be provided during
which the ICON PhMG AGM will take place.  After lunch we will be
given a tour of the Liverpool Archives new Conservation Laboratory
and archive store cold rooms.  Their photographic archive is a
designated collection of national importance and includes the
Chambre Hardman collection, co-owned by the National Trust,
detailing the work of renowned Liverpool photographer Edward Chambre

In the afternoon we have two optional extras for participants to
discover Liverpool's wide variety of photographic and cultural

Chambre Hardman House, Rodney Street.  This is a must see venue for
any photography enthusiast--a rarely-surviving time capsule of a
photographic studio from the early 20th Century.  Explore the
contrasting sides of this house: the neat, professional, spacious
photographic studio, contrasted with the processing darkrooms, as
well as the cluttered, cramped living quarters of Edward Chambre
Hardman and his wife Margaret.  They lived and worked here for 40
years, keeping everything and changing nothing.

For further information see


International Slavery Museum, Brutal Exposure, this Exhibition
presents what was probably the first photographic campaign in
support of human rights, photographs by missionary Alice Seeley
Harris.  It documents the exploitation and brutality experienced by
Congolese people under the control of Leopold II of Belgium in the
1900s.  Please note: Brutal Exposure contains content that some
visitors may find distressing.

For more information see



    10:30           Meet at National Museums Liverpool Conservation

    10:45-12        Tour and Discussion focusing on Stewart Bale
                    Volunteer project

    12:10-12:20     Walk to Liverpool Library and Archives

    12:30-1:30      ICON Photographic Materials Group AGM and Lunch

    1:30-2:30       Tour of Liverpool Archives

    3:00 onwards    Optional visits to the Chambre Hardman
                    Photographic Studio or the International Slavery

Booking: Please contact Louisa Coles <l.j.coles<-a t->abdn< . >ac< . >uk> for
booking and further details of the event, specifying which of the
optional visits you would like to attend.  Please note that places
on the tour of the Chambre Hardman Photographic Studio are strictly
limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
It will also cost an extra UKP6.90.

Would you like to become an Icon PhMG Committee Member?  The
Photographic Materials Group are looking for new committee members.
If you would like to be part of the group please contact Acting
Chair, Sarah Allen <sarahallenconserve<-a t->gmail< . >com>, to register your
interest ahead of the AGM.

Saya Miles
English Heritage Archive
Acting Archive Conservator (Photographic Materials)
ICON PhMG Committee Member

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