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Masterclass: Paper, Glass, and Plastic: Identification and Care of Photographic Negatives / Rome, 3-4 May, 2018

This two-day masterclass course on the Identification and Care of Photographic Negatives will be held by Monique Fischer at the Photographic Archive of the American Academy in Rome (AAR). It offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of negatives, focusing particularly on their identification, deterioration, and care. The participants will have the exceptional opportunity to examine several examples of 19th and early 20th century negatives selected by photograph conservator Sandra M. Petrillo from the important and valuable Photographic Archive of the AAR (in particular from the Parker, Askew, Moscioni and Van Deman collections).

After a brief introduction by Lavina Ciuffa on the specialized collection of art, archaeology and architecture photography conserved in this archive, attendees will learn how to recognize various historic photographic techniques and formats and will study the preservation problems associated with each one. The masterclass will also discuss storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines and proper care and handling.

Paper, Glass, and Plastic: Identification and Care of Photographic Negatives" on May 3-4, 2018
Venue: Photo Archive of the American Academy in Rome. Via Angelo Masina 5b, 00153 Rome, Italy
Deadline for registration: 31st of March, 2018 Masterclass fee includes two lunches at the AAR and a course binder: 450,00 euro
Language: English
Masterclass fee: 450.00 Euro

Deadline for registration: 31st March 2018 Applications are on a first come basis. A maximum number of 12 participants will be accepted.

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