Friday, August 3, 2012
workshop - Examination of Photographic Print Materials
*Advanced Professional Development Workshops* *Extraordinary Ubiquity – Examination of Photographic Print Materials* *Location:* Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Ontario *Date:* October 1–4, 2012 *Cost:* Includes coffee breaks and lunches Early Bird Registration (before June 1, 2012) - CAN$700 for Canadian participants (includes HST) - CAN$875 for all others Regular Registration (by September 11, 2012) - CAN$800 for Canadian participants (includes HST) - CAN$1000 for all others Registration is now open
Please contact CCI if
you have any questions.
*Ryan Boatright – Atelier Boba, Paris
Greg Hill – Canadian Conservation Institute*
Photography was introduced in the early 19th century, and many different
photographic processes have been developed since that time. Until recently,
most of these were based upon the light sensitivity of metallic salts,
predominantly silver halides. In the latter part of the 20th century,
digital-based imaging technologies emerged and began competing with
conventional photographs. Today, they dominate the market.
Photographic prints document virtually all aspects of our lives; they were
produced in the tens of millions in the 19th century and in the hundreds of
millions from the 20th century onwards. However, in spite of this
extraordinary ubiquity of both conventional and digital photographic
prints, their chemistry, technology, and long-term preservation
requirements are not always fully understood by those charged with the
responsibility for their care and conservation.
This 4-day workshop will help those responsible for the long-term
preservation of photograph collections (e.g. archivists, curators,
collection managers, and conservators) maximize their capacity to make
informed decisions. Principal instructors Ryan Boatright (Atelier Boba,
Paris) and Greg Hill (Canadian Conservation Institute) will use formal
presentations, hands-on print viewings, and Web-based tools to introduce
participants to the many different types of conventional and digital
printing processes used throughout the history of photography. Process
identification techniques, mechanisms of deterioration, and the factors
that come into play when making decisions on storage and handling will all
be examined. Participants will also have an opportunity to produce a
photograph using an historic process, and will be provided with a
conventional and digital print sample set.