Gary Albright is a conservator of paper and photographs in private practice. He graduated from the Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation in 1978. From 1980 to 1999 he was senior paper and photograph conservator at the Northeast Document
Care of Photographic Collections I
Instructor: Gary Albright
Date: September 17-19, 2018
Registration Fee: $1,200
The focus of this course is on the preventative care of historical and contemporary photographs. Topics to be covered include the history and evolution of photography, agents of photographic deterioration, the stability and deterioration of each type of photograph, examination and identification of different photographic processes, and guidelines and standards for storage, exhibition, and use of photographic collections. The course will discuss all major photographic processes, positive and negative, used throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These will include daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, salted paper prints, albumen prints, collodion prints, carbon prints, platinum prints, gelatin prints, glass plate negatives, and film-based negatives. Participants are encouraged to bring items for discussion and examination.
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