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Events from the Photographic Collections Network

The Photographic Collections Network has several upcoming events. Booking is free. 

Creative Commons Licenses and Collections
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 2-4pm GMT free / donation, online

Want to know more about how to navigate the different CC licenses, and find out if they work for your archive or collection? In this two-hour training session, Creative Commons will provide a brief overview of what CC licensing and public domain tools are, as well as their context in copyright, and movements for open knowledge and culture. This will help you understand if CC is right for you and help you understand how to choose and use CC licenses and tools,via interactive exercises for workshop participants.

What Photographs Do
HOLDING DATE TBC Fri 3 March, 1:30-2:30, free/donation, online

What are photographs 'doing' in museums? Why are some photographs valued and others not? Why are some photographic practices visible and not others? What value systems and hierarchies do they reflect?

This talk by Elizabeth Edwards and Ella Ravilious explores how museums are defined through their photographic practices. It focuses not on formal collections of photographs as accessioned objects, be they 'fine art' or 'archival', but on what might be termed 'non-collections': the huge number of photographs that are integral to the workings of museums yet 'invisible', existing outside the structures of 'the collection'. These photographs, however, raise complex and ambiguous questions about the ways in which such accumulations of photographs create the values, hierarchies, histories, and knowledge-systems, through multiple, folded, and overlapping layers that might be described as the museum's ecosystem.

Booking is free for all these events, with the option of a donation to support PCN's work. You will receive a confirmation email when you book, and the event link will be sent to you on the day of the event.

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