Historical Photographs in a Digital WorldAs of March 28, this workshop is full. Any registrants will be placed on a waiting list, and added to the workshop on a first-come, first-served basis, in the event of any cancellations. The waiting list will be maintained by Elizabeth Konzak Phillips, ekphillips @ stanford.edu.
A two-day workshop
(Wednesday, April 27, 10:00-4:45 and Thursday, April 28, 9:15-4:45)
Gawain Weaver and James Eason
Registration is limited to 30 people.
$100 for SCA Members (SCA subsidized)
$180 for Non-Members
$75 for Students (SCA subsidized)
This two-day workshop will explore photographs as objects and the limitations and advantages of digitization as a form of access and preservation. The exploration of the photograph as object will begin with a brief survey of the technical history of photography and techniques for identification of the most common photographic processes, as well an examination of the least stable photographic materials: cellulose nitrate and cellulose acetate film base and chromogenic dyes. These materials are in the greatest need of preservation, whether by cold storage, digitization, or duplication. A discussion of best practices in digitization will then lead to the advantages of digitization and the limitations inherent in a digital surrogate, and finally, how best practices in digitization can minimize those limitations while providing the widest possible access.
About the Presenters:
Gawain Weaver is a photograph conservator in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation. He earned his M.A. in art history and advanced diploma in art conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2005), and was a fellow in the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute (2005-2007). He has studied photograph conservation at Library and Archives Canada, the Amon Carter Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Northeast Document Conservation Center, and now teaches photograph preservation at the School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University.
James Eason, the Principal Archivist and Cataloger for the Pictorial Collection at the Bancroft Library since 1995, manages the accessioning, arrangement, and description of photographs, prints, drawings, and paintings. James catalogs in the MARC format, oversees the creation of archival finding aids for pictorial collections, and manages digitization projects. Since 2006 he has taught the “Photographs in Archives” workshop for the Western Archives Institute. He is a past chair of the Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable and the Visual Materials Section of SAA. James is currently a member of the editorial team working to revise the cataloging rules Graphic Materials: Rules for Describing Original Items and Historical Collections.
Funding for Historical Records: A Grant Writing Workshop
A one-day workshop
Staff and volunteers who work in historical societies, libraries, government offices, museums, and archives often suffer from a lack of adequate funding. Taught by an experienced consultant, this workshop can help you learn how to write a successful grant and increase the resources available to preserve your valuable collections.