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Salted Paper Print Symposium - Call for Papers Deadline December 16, 2016

Saturday 03 December 2016 (Categories: Non ICOM/ICOM-CC, Photographic Materials)

Submissions are now being accepted to present a paper at the next Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation. The Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard Library and Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) will present a multi-disciplinary, two-day program that focuses on the preservation, characterization, use, and interpretation of the salt print process, now over 175 years old.

The symposium will take place September 14-15, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Scholarly presentations will include the technical history of the salt print process (both positive and negative images), historical applications of the process for copying and disseminating information, and innovative materials analysis.

Join the following confirmed speakers:

Melissa Banta - Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University
Elena Bulat - Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University
Adrienne Lundgren - Library of Congress
Hope Mayo - Houghton Library, Harvard University
Mark Osterman - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
Larry Schaaf - Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Sarah Wagner - Photograph Conservation Department, National Gallery of Art

Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts or drafts of 300 words or less, and a brief bio or CV. Preference will be given to recent collaborative research that uses scientific and art historical evidence to shed light on the preservation of salt prints, their technical evolution and identification, and the cultural impact of this seminal photographic process.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

- Subject-Based Research Relating to Early Photography
- Chemistry, Materials, and Process
- Characterization and Variants within the Process
- Preservation and Conservation Treatment of Salt Prints
- Contemporary Uses/Issues (works by contemporary artists, - imaging, exhibition, reading room guidelines, teaching, current areas of academic research)

Learn more about the symposium and how to submit a proposal at:

Symposium Web Site

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