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Workshop: Care and ID of Photographs @UT Austin, April 9-12 (+Solar Eclipse)

  • 1.  Workshop: Care and ID of Photographs @UT Austin, April 9-12 (+Solar Eclipse)

    Posted 01-24-2024 11:37 AM

    Care and Identification of Photographs (from daguerreotypes to digital)

    Austin will be in the path of totality for a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Come for the workshop and see a total solar eclipse the day before! (Assuming weather cooperates)

    April 9-12, 2024
    Location: This workshop is hosted by the Harry Ransom Center @UT Austin (Austin, TX)


    The world’s “First Photograph”, the Niepce Heliograph is also on permanent display at Harry Ransom Center and will be on view during the workshop.

    What are the defining characteristics of individual photographic processes? How does environment affect the lives of photographic objects? In this 4-day intensive workshop, you will develop identification skills and knowledge about fine art and historic photographic processes, from the daguerreotype to digital prints. It will include study of color materials, and nitrate and acetate photographic films that pose preservation challenges. This workshop is intended for curators, collectors, archivists, collection managers, and anyone who studies or appreciates photographic prints.

    The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists, will award 15 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this workshop.

    The American Society of Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers, and the Appraisers Association of America will award 24 reaccreditation hours/professional development/continuing education credits for qualified appraisers attending this workshop.

    For more information, please contact the instructor:

    Gawain Weaver
    Photograph Conservator
    San Francisco Bay Area
    studio 415.446.9138
    cell 415.717.0264
    Free Process ID Charts: