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Courses on photographic conservation

From: Angela H. Moor <xfa59>
Date: Friday, January 24, 2003
Latest information about professional development course available
in 2003 at The Centre for Photographic Conservation.

The Centre for Photographic Conservation, London, England.
responding to the needs of fellow professionals will offer the
following programme of professional development training courses and
workshops, in the spring and autumn of 2003 on aspects of  the
preservation and conservation of historic photographs. The Centre's
courses offer conservators and other heritage professionals,
specialist training in this challenging field, allowing them to
polish their skills and upgrade their knowledge of current
developments and techniques. Course tutors, Ian Moor and Angela Moor
communicate their knowledge and expertise in such a way as to bring
alive the history and diversity of photography whilst still fully
addressing the 21st Century problems of preserving and conserving
this evocative medium. Their approach can not fail to stimulate
participants to a deeper understanding of, and professional growth,
in this demanding discipline.

In 2003 Ian and Angela Moor will have been sharing their knowledge
and skills with fellow heritage professionals for 21 years. Whilst
the courses at The Centre are intensive the 'Moors' still manage to
maintain a friendly, enjoyable and informal atmosphere.

Preservation and Conservation of Photographic Materials (Theory)
Ref: 100/2
May 26-28, 2003 or
September 1-3, 2003

    An intensive three-day course covering the identification,
    causes of degradation, conservation treatment options, handling
    and storage of photographic materials. The course is aimed
    specifically for those with the care and responsibility for
    photographic collections: Keepers, Curators, Librarians,
    Archivists et al.

Suppressed Storage Environments as a Preservation Option
Ref: 100/16
May 29-30, 2003 or
September 4-5, 2003

    This two-day course is aimed at Heritage Professionals with a
    responsibility for the care, usage and extended-term
    preservation of photographic collections. This course will seek
    to give clear guidelines on the benefits, design, use and
    maintenance of such environments.

Rediscovering Historic Photographic Processes
Ref: 100/7
September 8-12, 2003

    A five-day practical workshop providing the opportunity to
    relive the excitement experienced by the pioneers of photography
    combined with a grounding in photo-chemistry. Using materials
    and equipment contemporary to the historic processes
    participants will develop further their aesthetic appreciation
    of early photography, increase their understanding of
    photo-chemistry and acquire the manipulative skills needed to
    produce historic photographic processes including the photogenic
    drawing, calotype, salted paper print, direct positive,
    cyanotype and the albumen print. Each participant produces a
    portfolio of images utilising each process.

Preservation and Conservation of Photographic Materials
Ref: 100/1
October 8-24, 2003

    A seven  week Certificated professional development course for
    experienced conservators and conservation students seeking to
    increase and develop their knowledge, skills and experience in
    the field of photographic preservation and conservation. The
    course programme blends together the history of photography, the
    theory of photo-chemistry and causes of degradation with the
    practical hands-on skills and techniques needed for the
    preservation and conservation of photographic images which are
    the main emphasis of the course.

    Throughout the course participants will not only produce
    reference images and study materials, which compliment the
    course notes and documentation of the work studies they will
    undertake, but, will also have a unique opportunity to assemble
    a collection of comparative historic images for identification
    and verification purposes.

Identification of Photographic Processes
Ref: 100/4
September 15-17, 2003

    An in-depth examination of the process and visual material and
    degradation characteristics necessary for the identification of
    historic photographic processes. This intensive three-day course
    offers heritage professionals and others involved in photography
    a unique opportunity to undertake a comparative study of a
    wealth of original historic images, from The Centre's
    collections, from the history of photography 1795 to the present
    day. This course will focus on all of the mainstream  silver and
    non-silver negative and positive processes. Clear guidelines
    will be given for the recognition of all processes examined
    including the confusing array of non-silver, so-called
    'photomechanical' processes.

Preservation of Photographic Negatives: Glass, Nitrate, Acetate and
other sheet and roll film systems
Ref: 100/11
September 18-19, 2003

    It needs little imagination to realise that within historic
    negatives is a treasure trove of social, historical and cultural
    information in many cases largely unexplored and inaccessible.
    This two-day course for curators, conservators, slide librarians
    and photographers, will focus upon the identification of
    photographic negative materials and the specific care,
    conservation treatment options and storage needs of this diverse
    problematic material.

Master Class: Advanced Photographic Conservation Techniques
Ref 100/5
October 27-November 21, 2003

    An intensive four weeks workshop for experienced conservators
    and conservation students introducing advanced practical skills
    and current knowledge and developments in the preservation and
    conservation of paper based photographic images. It is assumed
    that participants have a high level of hands-on skills and also
    photographic process identification skills.

    Past participants of The Centre's seven week Certificated course
    and four week Advanced course qualify for a 10% discount for any
    of The Centre's other courses.

In-House Training Courses and Lecture Programmes
Ref: Prog 100/9

    The Centre also offers heritage and business institutions the
    opportunity to train their personnel in-house. Training courses
    both practical or theoretical are offered in all aspects of the
    preservation and conservation of photographic materials,
    disaster preparedness and recovery techniques and procedures.
    Please contact The Centre for more information and to discuss
    your requirements.

All course participants receive a course Handbook containing
relevant course notes and other related information.

Class sizes are small and therefore because of the limited number of
places available invariably courses are over-subscribed, you are
advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

The Centre is always seeking to improve its courses to meet needs as
they arise, therefore The Centre welcomes any suggestions for
specific courses not listed arising out of a perceived need.

The Centre for Photographic Conservation was established by Ian and
Angela Moor whose knowledge and experience in the history and
processes of photography coupled with aesthetic appreciation,
ethical approach and skill have earned them a deserved international
reputation in the field of photographic conservation. The Moors have
been running courses on aspects of photographic preservation and
conservation since 1982.

More detailed information, course outlines, fees and application
forms may be found at <URL:>

Or contact Angela Moor for a course outline and application form at

    +44 20 8690 3678
    Fax: +44 20 8314 1940
    xfa59 [at] dial__pipex__com

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