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Masterclass on digital prints

From: Pedro Pardinhas <2021<-at->
Date: Monday, January 23, 2012
Masterclass on "Digital Prints: Identification and Preservation"
with
Martin Jurgens

29 February-3 March 2012, Porto, Portugal

Digital prints are omnipresent today in professional photography,
art, archives, but also in everyday life. The different printing
techniques and the materials of the many different kinds of prints
can be difficult to tell apart, however. And how should digital
prints be included in museum databases, mounted for exhibition,
housed for storage, or even restored?

Overview: in this Masterclass, Martin Jurgens will share his
extensive sample collection of digital prints as a basis for
learning the history, techniques and preservation of digital prints.
Topics will include:

    History of digital printing and use of digital prints today

    Identification of digital prints, from major (such as inkjet) to
    obscure processes

    Deterioration of materials found in digital prints: substrates,
    colourants, coatings

    Testing for longevity: interpreting artificial ageing test
    results

    Solutions for exhibition, storage, and disaster recovery

    Restoration treatment experiments on digital prints

    Contemporary mounting and finishing systems such as
    face-mounting, rigid supports, and laminates

Sessions will blend theory with extensive identification practice.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own case studies for
group discussion, allowing them to apply what they learn to the
problems each one faces in their conservation practice.

Practical Information:

Duration: 4 full-time days,
from Wednesday 29 February - Saturday 3 March 2012

Location: Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Porto
Language of instruction: English

Number of participants: Up to 20

Registration fee:
    Euro525 + 23% VAT = Euro645,75
    (10% discount applies to the first 3 registrations)

Target group: Registration is open to conservators, conservation
scientists and restorers

Deadline for application: 22 February 2012

To apply please contact the organization via e-mail 2021<-at->2021<.>pt or
phone +351 960080607 or +351 220109871.

Do not hesitate in contacting for any information regarding the
masterclass or travelling and accommodation in Porto.

Martin Jurgens has been working as Photograph Conservator at the
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam since 2010. Prior to this, he worked as a
conservator in private practice in Hamburg, Germany, for nine years.
Jurgens studied photography and design in Germany in the 1990s, then
participated in the Certificate Program in Photographic Preservation
at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. He graduated from
Rochester Institute of Technology with a Master of Science and from
Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, with a Master of Art
Conservation. His areas of research, publishing, and teaching since
1998 have covered historic and contemporary photography and digital
printing. The Getty Conservation Institute published his book "The
Digital Print. Identification and Preservation" in 2009.


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