ONLINE LECTURE SERIES ON PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLECTION CARE & MANAGEMENT, 27th October to 17th November, 2023
Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bengaluru is pleased to announce a three-week online lecture series on “Photographs: Collection Care &
Management” as part of the MAP - Tata Trusts Art Conservation Initiative. The series comprises 15 lectures spread across three weeks, and is designed to introduce key concepts in photographs collection care & management that will equip the participants with the knowledge required to identify types of photographs in their collections, the accompanying signs of deterioration, and the basic tools to undertake preventive conservation, housing and documentation of their collections.
Principal types of photographic materials, that will be discussed during this lecture series: Daguerreotype, calotype & wet plate, salt print, albumin, kallitype, platinum, gum, cyanotype, dry plate collodion, dry plate emulsion, silver gelatin dry plate, silver gelatin print, acetate, polyester, cellulose nitrate, digital prints.
Participants: Registrations are open to art conservators, photo collection managers and archivists, custodians of photo collections, photographers, gallerists etc.
History of development of photography and overview of its evolution in India
Historical photographic processes – their material, technology and identification
Modern photographic processes – their material, technology and identification
Preventive care and housing of photographic collections
Examination and identification of deterioration in photographic materials
Introduction to conservation of photographs
Documentation systems for historic photo collections
Introduction to emergency treatment of historic photographs
Display of historic photographic collections
Storage of photographic collections
Core Trainers and Faculty
The series will be helmed by senior art conservator Anupam Sah, with sessions by leading Indian and international faculty specializing in photographs conservation and collection care.
The lecture series is planned as 15 online lectures of 90 mins each, with Q&A. Registered participants will receive the detailed schedule, along with a list of pre-reading material, wherever applicable. The online sessions will be a combination of illustrated lectures and case studies.
The detailed day-to-day schedule with individual links to lectures will be shared with registered participants.
Last date of receipt of registrations: October 24, 2023