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Nora Kennedy receives HP Image Permanence Award (IS&T)

From: Douglas W. Nishimura <dwnpph<-at->
Date: Friday, January 6, 2012
2011 HP Image Permanence Award

Congratulations to Nora Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of
Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 2011 recipient
of the HP Image Permanence Award. This award is given by the Society
for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) in partnership with the
International Institute for Conservation (IIC) and is sponsored by
the Hewlett-Packard Company.

   "Established in 2006, the HP Image Permanence Award recognizes
    advances in colorant and print media materials that
    significantly increase permanence; advances in predictive
    science that increase the validity of permanence predictions or
    provide insight into optimal storage and usage conditions;
    and/or educational efforts that raise awareness of the effect of
    storage and usage conditions on permanence."

Nora is specifically being recognized for her outstanding
contributions that advance the longevity of photographic and fine
art images created via modern digital methods in the form of her
co-leadership with Debra Hess Norris in organizing the Mellon
Sponsored Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation, the
creation and distribution of digital sample book for two of the
workshops and for leading the creation of the Photograph Information
Record (PIR). Since any single digital print process can change in
behavior from generation to generation in only a few years, the PIR
is an important link between the object and the actual materials
that produced it.

Digital prints were included in the Mellon Workshops starting with
Contemporary Photographic Processes held in Chicago in 2000. Later,
two offerings of the workshops were dedicated specifically to
digital prints: Contemporary Photographs: Digital Prints held in
both San Francisco and New York.

Nora's willingness to engage contemporary artists in discussion
regarding materials choices, exhibition and mounting (all related to
preservation) as well as the general care of photographs including
digital prints was also noted by the awards committee.

Again, congratulations to Nora.

For more information about the award see

    <URL:http://www.imaging.org/
        ist/membership/honors_desc.cfm?AwardCode=HPIP>

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Douglas Nishimura
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester institute of Technology


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