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Friday 31 October 2014 (Categories: Non ICOM/ICOM-CC, Photographic Materials)

The meeting will take place at Harvard University, February 20 - 21, 2015, in Cambridge, MA.

Enjoy two days of inspiring, thought-provoking talks dealing with the advances, the discoveries, and the issues facing the world of photographic conservation. The following topics have priority for the Cambridge meeting: innovative treatment techniques; new and improved documentation methods; updates to conservation materials. Register online:

Wednesday, Feb 18th - 3:30-7:30pm NEDCC Salted Paper Printing Workshop
Instructed by Amanda Maloney and Maggie Wessling, Assistant Photograph and Paper Conservators, Northeast Document Conservation Center. $125 per person.
Registration for this workshop will be handled by NEDCC. Limit 10
The salted paper print was an early negative/positive printing process developed by William Henry Fox Talbot in England in the 1830s. Many beautiful examples of this process were created in the 19th century and can be found in a variety of photograph collections. This workshop will allow the participants to create their own salted paper prints by guiding them through the steps of the process. A brief lecture will acquaint the participants with the basic chemistry and variations of the process and discuss preservation concerns. Interested participants are invited to tour the NEDCC facilities at 2:30pm.
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for those with limited training in chemical photography who have an interest in learning more about salted paper printing. Pre-program and student participants are welcome as is anyone would like to get hands on experience printing.
Where: The Northeast Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA.
To register for this workshop, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, Feb 19th, Times: 10am, 11:30am, 2pm and 3:30pm Using the Target-UV: Introduction and Demonstration
Instructed by Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton and Paul Messier.  $30 per person. Limit 8 per session.
This 1 hour demonstration will provide an introduction to the principles and use of the Target-UV system for UV-Visible documentation of photographs. Participants will observe the recommended imaging workflow for the Target-UV including white balance, intensity, image capture and post processing. Additional information on radiation sources, filtration, and other issues specific to UV-Visible documentation will be covered. This demonstration is appropriate for photograph conservators or conservation photographers.
Where: Weissmann Preservation Center, 90 Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Thursday, Feb 19th, 10:00am-4:00pm - Day of Harvard Lab Tours 
$30 per person, Limit 20, transportation included.
The tour will begin at the Harvard Art Museums and will include a half hour in the Straus Center for Conservation’s brand-new labs and a half hour in one of the new study center rooms. In the study center, Laura Muir, Research Curator in the Division of Academic and Public Programs, will show photography highlights from the collection. A private bus will take the group to the Harvard Business School for lunch at the fun and beautiful Spangler Dining Hall (pay on your own). After lunch Tim Mahoney, Special Collections Librarian at Baker Library, will give an overview of the extensive Polaroid Corporate Collection, and present highlights such as the photographs and correspondence of Ansel Adams. The bus will then deliver the group to the Weissman Preservation Center (Harvard Library’s special collection conservation laboratory designed by Sam Anderson) for a mid-afternoon lab tour and well earned coffee/tea break.

Thursday, Feb 19th, 4:30-6:30pm - Evening Reception for Historic Evolution of Salted Paper Prints Exhibit from the Harvard University Library Archives (Lamont DuPont Copeland Gallery at Pusey Library)
Ticket included in meeting registration.

Friday, Feb 20th, 7-9pm - PMG Biannual Meeting Reception at the MIT Museum
Ticket included in meeting registration.The PMG Biannual Winter Meeting program organizers invite you to join them at the Massachusetts Institution of Technology Museum to celebrate the commencement of the 2015 meeting with an evening of exploration and delicious appetizers. Through interactive exhibitions, public programs, experimental projects and its renowned collections, the MIT Museum showcases the fascinating world of MIT, and inspires people of all ages about the possibilities and opportunities offered by science and technology.

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