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Courses at Centre for Photographic Conservation

From: Angela H. Moor <xfa59>
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Final Programme
The Centre for Photographic Conservation
233 Stanstead Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 1HU
England, UK

The year April 2004-April 2005 will see the final programme of
Professional Development Courses to be offered by The Centre for
Photographic Conservation, London, England.  The Centre will offer a
number of extra courses. However, these courses will only take place
if the number of participants meet the required minimum.  Preference
will be given to past participants of The Centre's courses.

Preservation and Conservation of Photographic Materials
Ref: 100/1
Course dates: May 3-June 18, 2004 or October 4-November 19, 2004

    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, is
    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.

Preservation and Conservation of Photographic Materials (Theory)
Ref: 100/2
Course dates:  February 23-25, 2004 or February  21-23, 2005

    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, Conservators et al.

Identification of Photographic Processes
Ref: 100/4
Course dates: May 10-12, 2004 or October 11-13, 2004

    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 birth 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.

Master Class: Advanced Photographic Conservation Techniques
Ref 100/5
Course dates: August 30-September 24, 2004

    An intensive four-week workshop for experienced conservators
    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. Preference will be given to past
    participants of The Centre's Certificated course. (Ref: 100/1)

Rediscovering Historic Photographic Processes
Ref: 100/7
Course dates: May 3-7, 2004 or October 4-8, 2004

    A five-day practical workshop providing the opportunity to
    relive the excitement experienced by the pioneers of photography
    combined with a  user friendly 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 unique images utilising each process.

Preservation and Conservation of Albums and Photographically
Illustrated Printed Books
Ref: 100/9
Course dates: March 8-10, 2004

    A three-day course looking at the history, design, structure,
    materials, use, preservation and conservation treatment of
    photographic albums and photographically illustrated books. The
    course is structured for all heritage professionals with the
    responsibility and care of these diverse, vulnerable and
    problematic artefacts.

Preservation of Colour Photographic Materials
Ref: 100/10
Course dates: March 1-2, 2004 or February 28-March 1, 2005

    This user friendly two-day course for curators, conservators,
    slide librarians and photographers, will look at all the factors
    affecting the stability, preservation, treatment, storage, use
    and choice of these extremely problematic materials. The course
    handbook and other visual stimuli coupled with informed, clear
    teaching make this a very informative down-to-earth course.

Preservation of Photographic Negatives: Glass and Nitrate, Acetate
and Polyester sheet and roll film systems
Ref: 100/11
Course dates: February 26-27, 2004 or
May 13-14, 2004, October 14-15th October, 2004 or
February 24-25, 2005

    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 use and identification of
    photographic negative materials and the specific care,
    conservation treatment options and preservation storage needs of
    this diverse problematic material.

Conservation and Restoration of Albums and Photographically
Illustrated Printed Books: Workshop
Ref: 100/15
Course dates: March 8-19, 2004

    The rich diversity of album styles, construction and formats
    presents many problems to heritage professionals both passive
    and interventive. All too often the needs of the album structure
    can be met with applied book conservation techniques, however,
    the needs of the photographs cannot. At best deteriorating
    albums have been contained and at worst intervention has
    resulted in a separation of the photographs from their
    presentation mechanisms with a loss of original information and
    cultural integrity.

    This two-week workshop will look at the history and development
    of the photographic album and photographically illustrated book,
    their causes of degradation and techniques for the preservation,
    conservation and restoration treatment of these unique cultural

New Course: Storage Environments, Systems and Materials for
Photographic Albums, Prints, Glass and Plastic Negatives and
Ref: 100/17
Course dates: March 3-5, 2004 or March 2-4, 2005

    This three-day course is aimed at Heritage Professionals with a
    responsibility for the care, usage and extended-term
    preservation of photographic collections. Given the current
    economic climate with its limitations on both monetary and human
    resources the need to address the needs of collections as a
    whole is paramount; utilising available resources to maximum
    effect. Given the material diversity of photographic processes
    within collections there is the added confusion as to which
    storage materials and systems, and which environment; a common
    environment or mixed environments, should we use?

    This course will aim to pull together all available knowledge
    and address the needs of photography with a view to imparting
    clear guidelines on the choice of storage materials, systems and
    environments including suppressed temperature and relative
    humidity storage.

More detailed information is at
<URL:> or for a course outlines
and application forms contact

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

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