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Conference: Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography

The 2012 UK conference of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) is to be held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on Monday, 19 November. It  promises as ever to be an exciting event with speakers on a wide range of subjects and with plenty of opportunity for social and professional exchange. Highlights of the day will include:

  • Tate Gallery painting conservator Annette King, will speak on a project to xray some of the gallery’s paintings by Picasso
  • James Davis from Google talks about Google Art
  • James Stevenson talks about the life and work of photographer Claude Cahun
  • Sophie Gordon from the Royal Collection will speak on the collection’s extensive photographic archive
  • Dave Baker will speak about his photographic project Urban Guerilla
  • Poster display, members are invited to submit proposals, printing will be arranged by the association

Members and their guests are invited to attend, with limited availability on the day.
Conference fee is £25. Further details will be posted on the association’s website as soon as they become available.

The details for Day 2, the customary and popular day of social activities for members are also now available on the website page above.

AHFAP was founded in 1985 by groups of photographers in the photographic studios at some of the national museums in London. Hitherto these studios were working in isolation from each other and there was little communication between them. It was recognised that closer ties would benefit the profession and the association has met regularly ever since with an annual conference held in London in the autumn. The association’s main function is to raise the profile of image professionals in the cultural heritage sector and to encourage the exchange of professional knowledge and experience. There are now over 300 members in the UK in all types of cultural institutions, from the largest museums to small commercial galleries and freelance fine art photographers.  AHFAP membership is restricted to imaging professionals in the cultural heritage sector. Please contact the membership secretary for further details.

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