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2019 Interim Meeting, 19-23 February, 2019, New York City

The Photographic Materials Working Group of the International Council of Museums Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC PMWG), is proud to announce its 2019 Interim Meeting that will be held in Februrary 19-23 in New York City. This will be a joint meeting with the Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC-PMG), hosted by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. For more information please visit the meeting website.

2013 Interim Meeting, February 11-15, Wellington, New Zealand

The 2013 Interim Meeting of the Photographic Materials Working Group of the International Council of Museums Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC PMWG) will be held February 11-15 in Wellington, New Zealand. This will be a Joint Meeting with the Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC-PMG) and the second time the two organizations have met together, following the first Joint Meeting in Rochester, 2007. Each organization will share in the program and the event will be hosted by the Tu Papa Museum of New Zealand. Please plan now to attend. Details and registration information can be found at the meeting website


2013 Interim Meeting in Wellington: A message from Assistant Coordinator Mark Strange 

Kia ora koutou katoa! Nau Maai,Haere Mai! Welcome!

Wellington is a small, vibrant harbour city surrounded by steep hills covered in regenerating native forest. It is New Zealand’s capital, in both the political and cultural sense, being home to the National Library, Archives New Zealand, the NZ Film Archive and the national museum, Te Papa. The city is compact enough to walk across during your lunch hour and many people use the waterfront walk as one of the country’s most attractive home routes. There is good public transport and the airport is fifteen minutes from the city centre. A range of hotels is within a few minutes’ walk from the conference venue. The city has modern amenities such as free WiFi and a fine choice of restaurants and cafés. The hills offer some impressive views of the harbour, and there is a cable car for those who are less inclined to walk. There are ample recreational options, ideal for families: the botanic gardens, Zealandia nature sanctuary, dealer galleries, beaches, boutique shopping, or the harbour island Matiu/Somes, where you can see rare birds or the dinosaur lizard (the tuatara).
Day trips to nearby award-winning vineyards of Martinborough and Marlborough are easy to arrange and for fans of the movies King Kong, Avatar, Tintin, The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings, the Weta Cave studio outlet is open for visits, and there are LOTR location tours. Wellington is hometown to the Flight of the Conchords and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. The city is at the centre of New Zealand and an ideal starting point for further travels in the North or South Islands. February in the southern hemisphere is late summer and Wellington will be warm - but not too hot. It’s an ideal time to combine a recreational break with a work trip. Apricots and strawberries will be in season. You may want to pack a sunhat.
Additional information about related events and activities will follow.

 2007 Winter Meeting, February 22 - 24, Rochester, New York

ICOM-CC Photographic Materials working group's interim meeting Amsterdam, october 4-5, 2004

The program is very intensive and includes 17 papers and two posters. You may read and print the abstracts by double clicking the respective titles in the program below.

October 4th

Treatment Oriented Papers

  • Silvia Berselli and Isabella Genovese Italy
    Giuseppe Enrie: Restoration and History of the Holy Shroud Transparency
  • Taiyoung Ha Austria
    Aqueous Treatments on Salted Paper Prints
  • Andreas Gruber & Taiyoung Ha Austria
    Historical Protective Coatings Made of Zapon Laquer Used on the Daguerreotypes in the Albertina Photography Collection
  • Sara Innocenti Italy
    Preservation and Restoration of Goglio's Archive – Glass Plate Negatives

Preservation-Oriented Papers

  • Sanneke Stigter Netherlands
    Ethical Problems and a Solution in the Conservation of a Faded Colour Photograph in the Work of Ger van Elk
  • Sandra Baruki Brazil
    Preventive Conservation Policies for Brazilian Photograph Collections

Continuing Education

October 5th

Cataloging and Digitization

  • Edwin Klijn Netherlands
    SEPIADES: one but not the same. Unifying the diversity of Europe’s visual memory
  • Luis Pavão and Maria Mantero Morais Portugal
    Digitization Projects: A Sea of Hope
  • Maddalena Sternai Italy
    The Digital Condition and Treatment report. An Example from Centro per il Restauro e la Conservazione della Fotografia - Milano

Historic Research & Technical Investigations

  • Kate Jennings United Kingdom
    Nineteenth Century Paper Negatives: Investigations with Scanning Electron Microscopy and Light Fading
  • Lisa Barro & Nora W. Kennedy United States
    Gustave Le Gray’s Salted Paper Prints: Innovative Working Methods from 1850-1854
  • Barbara Brown, Dusan Stulik & Herant Khanjian United States
    Three Metallic Photographic Prints from the Humanities Research Center Collection
  • Bill Wei, M. Jürgens, N. Kennedy, P. Mustardo and C. von Waldthausen Netherlands/Germany/USA
    Issues in the Conservation of Face-Mounted Photographs
  • Clara von Waldthausen Netherlands
    An Introduction to the Goals of COST ACTION Working Group G8:
    "Non-Destructive Analysis and Testing of Museum Objects"
  • Dusan Stulik United States
    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: Three Photographic Puzzles


  • Lydia Egunnike, Mark Osterman and Jiuan-jiuan Chen Australia/USA An Investigation into the History and Evolution of Opalotypes
  • Clara von Waldthausen Netherlands Surface Characteristics of Freeze-dried, Water Soaked Photographs



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