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Niépce in Europe

Time: October 13, 2010 to October 14, 2010
Location: National Media Museum
Street: Pictureville
City/Town: Bradford, BD1 1NQ
Website or Map: http://www.nationalmediamuseu…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: National Media Museum / Getty Conservation Institute
Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2010

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Event Description

An international conference on recent advancements in scientific, art historical, and conservation research relating to the photographs which Joseph Nicéphore Niépce brought to England in 1827.

This two-day conference will present the results of new, unpublished research and scientific investigations, which have been undertaken during the NMeM and GCI Collaborative Research Project. In the Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum are three plates by Niépce and the conference will address the research and conservation of these photographic treasures, and will discuss future conservation measures that would provide for their long-term protection and preservation. The reason why Niépce brought these plates to England, and their subsequent history, will also be outlined more fully than previously published.

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