Advisory Committee Meeting II, The State Hermitage Museum, October 25 – 26, 2010

Sunday evening 7:30 PM: Informal meeting at Kempinski bar

Advisory Committee Meetings, Day 1, Monday, October 25

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Welcome and introductions Vyacheslav Fedorov

Review of agenda and overview of activities since April Meeting

Vyacheslav Fedorov and Paul Messier

Updates on the status of the Photograph Conservation Laboratory

Tatyana Baranova

  • Design and layout
  • Furnishings
  • Timeline for completion (possible access to the new lab by end of March 2011 as
  • suggested by Mikhail Piotrovsky)
  • Staffing

Updates on the housing and move preparation for the Russian History and Culture photographs collection Natalya Avetyan

Updates on the daguerreotype publication and planned exhibition

Vyacheslav Fedorov, & Natalya Avetyan

Discussion of recent research regarding the display of daguerreotypes

Paul Messier 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Lunch

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Presentation and review of cataloguing and digitization methodologies Paul Messier

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Daguerreotype exhibition planning meeting Natalya Avetyan, Tatyana Baranova, Tatyana Bolshakova Head Laboratory of Climate Control, Vyacheslav Fedorov, Mariana Kozlova, Debra Hess-Norris, Bertrand Lavédrine, Paul Messier, Angelica Rudenstine, Tatyana Sayatina, & representative from exhibition design department

Meetings Day 2, Tuesday, October 26

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Educational program round table discussion

  • Review of past workshops
  • Evaluating and documenting progress
  • Proposed schedule for 2011: (Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University, January18 to February 1, 2011; PMG meeting in Ottawa, Canada, February 2-5, 2011; Spring workshops Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts & University of Delaware)
  • Priorities for future workshops and site visits
  • Possible opportunities (J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty
  • Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA; De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York )

Open discussion 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Meeting between Angelica Rudenstine and Mikhail Piotrovsky

Presentations (PowerPoint required) 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Care, identification and preservation of 19th Century photographic processes Debra Hess Norris

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Evolving treatment philosophies and current research related to the daguerreotype

Paul Messier

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