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Workshop on scientific analysis of photographs

From: Abigail Choudhury <achoudhury<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works presents

Scientific Analysis of Photographs
A Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation
June 12-15, 2012
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, Indiana


Registration Fee:  $500 AIC Members; $700 non-members. Enrollment
limit: 10

Participants will be selected from the pool of applications received
by February 15, 2012.  Later applications will be considered if
space is available.  No payment required to apply; registration fee
is payable after admission to the workshop.  To apply:  Send resume
and statement of interest, including contact information, to:

Scholarships are available.  Use the "FAIC/NEH Individual
Professional Development Scholarship" guidelines and form available
at <URL:>

Scholarship applications and supporting materials must be received
by Feb. 15, 2012.

This four-day course will be held in the conservation science
laboratory at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).  IMA Senior
Conservation Scientist Gregory Dale Smith will lead the course,
assisted by Jennifer McGlinchey of Williamstown Art Conservation
Center.  Dusan Stulik (Getty Conservation Institute), Silvia Centeno
(Metropolitan Museum of Art), and Paul Messier (private practice
conservator) are guest instructors.

The workshop will provide mid-career conservators with a familiarity
of the latest scientific instrumentation, examples of the
appropriate use of analysis in understanding photographs and their
condition, and the understanding required to be critical reviewers
of the scientific literature on photograph chemistry and analysis.
Practical experiments will utilize the IMA's state of the art
analytical tools and photographs from its study collection.
Participants are invited to bring samples for analysis as well.

Course Outline:

On the first three days, morning presentations by the lead
instructor on the underlying science and technology of the
instruments will be augmented by case studies from the guest
speakers. Each afternoon will involve practica, including
demonstration of the instruments, based on the morning lectures.

Day 1:  Elemental analysis: image forming material, toning agents,
        substrates, etc.

            (Guest speaker: Dusan Stulik)

            SEM EDS

Day 2:  Molecular analysis: emulsion, coatings, binding media,
        adhesives, etc.


            (Guest speaker: Silvia Centeno)

            Select micro chemical tests

Day 3:  Analysis of appearance


            (Guest speaker: TBA)

            Reflectance transformation imaging (RTI)
            (Guest speaker: Paul Messier)

Day 4:  Open agenda focusing on problem solving / investigative
        approaches, including analytical questions prepared by
        workshop members

Travel Information: Directions and other travel information,
including recommended hotels, will be sent to all participants prior
to the workshop. General information about Indianapolis can be found


This workshop is supported by grants from the National Endowment for
the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional funding comes from the Foundation of the American
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works Endowment
for Professional Development, which was created by a grant from The
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and donations from members of the
American Institute for Conservation and its friends.

Without this support, the registration fee for this workshop would
be $2,400.

Questions?  Contact:

    Abigail Choudhury
    FAIC Development and Education Associate

Abigail Choudhury
Development and Education Associate
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic
    and Artistic Works
1156 15th St, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-452-9328

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