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ICON PhMG Liverpool 1-day Event and AGM

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ICON PhMG Liverpool 1-day Event and AGM

Time: May 8, 2014 all day
Location: Liverpool, Various
City/Town: Liverpool
Event Type: one, day, event, and, agm
Organized By: Institute of Conservation Photographic Materials Group
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2014

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Event Description

ICON Photographic Materials Group

“Let’s Talk About Photography” Liverpool 1-day Event and AGM

8th May 2014

£15 ICON members; £30 non-members; £7.50 Concessions

Please note the cost includes lunch but not the tour of Chambré Hardman Photographic Studio which is an optional extra – places are strictly limited, will be allocated on a first come first served basis and will cost an extra £6.90)

The Institute of Conservation (ICON) Photographic Materials Group are pleased to announce a one-day event in Liverpool, a city with a strong photographic heritage which is celebrated across the many cultural heritage institutions based there. The action-packed day will include a tour behind the scenes of National Museums of Liverpool Conservation Centre to look at the Stewart Bale Photograph Collection – an archive of commercial, architectural and industrial photography which has recently been the subject of a large volunteer project to clean and rehouse the collection. We will then move onto Liverpool Archives, situated in the newly refurbished Library Building with specialist photographic storage. Here a buffet lunch will be provided during which the ICON PhMG AGM will take place. After lunch we will be given a tour of the Liverpool Archives new Conservation Laboratory and archive store cold rooms. Their photographic archive is a designated collection of national importance and includes the Chambré Hardman collection, co-owned by the National Trust, detailing the work of renowned Liverpool photographer Edward Chambré Hardman.

In the afternoon we have two optional extras for participants to discover Liverpool’s wide variety of photographic and cultural attractions:

Chambre Hardman House, Rodney Street.

International Slavery Museum, Brutal Exposure


10:30 Meet at National Museums Liverpool Conservation Centre

10:45-12 Tour and Discussion focusing on Stewart Bale Volunteer project

12:10-12:20 Walk to Liverpool Library and Archives

12:30-1:30 ICON Photographic Materials Group AGM and Lunch

1:30-2:30 Tour of Liverpool Archives

3:00 onwards: Optional visits to the Chambré Hardman Photographic Studio or the International Slavery Museum


Please contact Louisa Coles ( for booking and further details of the event, specifying which of the optional visits you would like to attend. Please note that places on the tour of the Chambré Hardman Photographic Studio are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It will also cost an extra £6.90.

Would you like to become an Icon PhMG Committee Member?

The Photographic Materials Group are looking for new committee members! If you would like to be part of the group please contact Acting Chair, Sarah Allen (, to register your interest ahead of the AGM.

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