Platinum and Palladium Photographs Symposium, Workshops, and Tours

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz, 1902, platinum print, National Gallery of Art, 2005.123.1

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, presents a Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation:

Platinum and Palladium Photographs Symposium, Workshops, and Tours

www.conservation-us.org/platinum, October 21 – 24, 2014, Washington, DC

Symposium: Two-day program, October 22 and 23, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Distinguished subject experts will present the results of the collaborative research, focusing on the technical, chemical, and aesthetic history and practice of platinum photography. See description and preliminary schedule for more details.

Symposium Registration Fee:  $200 AIC members; $300 non-members; $120 students
Registrations will be processed in the order they are received.

Workshop: One-day session, repeated October 21 and October 24, National Gallery of Art

A one-day, hands-on workshop will explore the chemistry of platinum and palladium photographs and consider how variations in processing affect the appearance and permanence of the prints. The workshop will be held twice and will be led by Christopher Maines, Conservation Scientist, Scientific Research Department, NGA, and Mike Ware, Photographic Materials Chemistry Consultant to the NGA.  Includes box lunch.

Workshop Registration Fee:  $220 AIC members; $320 non-members

This workshop program is designed for practicing photograph conservators and photograph conservation students. Participants will be selected to achieve a balance of senior and emerging professionals and institutional and private practice.  Experience, demonstrated need, geographic reach, and opportunity to disseminate information gained will be considered. With the exception of places for student and emerging professionals, preference will be given to AIC Professional Associate and Fellow members.

Applications are due by the priority deadline of February 15, 2014, with notifications expected by March 20. Later applications will be considered, if space is available.

To apply for a space in the workshop, please fill out the WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM (found online at www.conservation-us.org/platinum), and send the form along with a copy of your resume or CV and statement of interest to courses@conservation-us.org

Tours:  One-day session, repeated October 21 and October 24.
Tours of collections held by the National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, and the National Museum of American History, with groups of 15 or fewer, will be conducted by leading photograph historians, conservators, and scientists.  Participants will see rare examples of historic and contemporary platinum and palladium photographs.  Includes box lunch and snack.
Tour Registration Fee:  $40 AIC members; $50 non-members
Tour registrations will be accepted starting March 31 and will be processed in the order they are received. Symposium registration is required for tours.  Registration forms available March 31, 2014.

Questions can be sent to:
Abigail Choudhury
Development & Education Coordinator
Foundation of the American Institute for
Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005-1714
202-661-8070
202-452-9328 (fax)
achoudhury@conservation-us.org