Historic photographic materials cover a diverse range of processes, from daguerreotypes and wet plate Collodion negatives of the 19th century to the gelatin silver, chromogenic and inkjet prints of the 20th and 21st centuries. Care of Historic Photographs offers an introduction to the history, technology, identification, and care of 19th and early 20th century photographic materials.

Topics will include the display, storage and researcher access environments, light, temperature and relative humidity and monitoring these agents of deterioration, the use of cold storage for storage of certain photographic materials and best practices for the preservation of these historic photographic artifacts. Anyone responsible for the care of historic photographic materials will gain a better understanding of the needs of these collections.

The workshop will examine photographic and photomechanical processes from the 19th and 20th centuries including: Albumen, Collodion Print Out Paper, Gelatin POP, Matte Collodion, Gelatin Silver Print Fiber Base, Gelatin Silver Print Resin Coated, Letterpress Halftone, Offset Lithography, Rotogravure Monochrome, Rotogravure Color, Collotype, Chromogenic Color RC, Chromogenic Color FB, Inkjet Dye-Based, Inkjet Pigment-Based, Dye Sublimation, Electro photographic, and Photogravure.

The workshop will include lectures, fabrication sessions in the darkroom for some of the processes, identification lab sessions and optional work-on-your own evening sessions as well as a collection re-housing session.

Course Outline:

1) History and Technology of Photography: Black and White Silver Negatives

2) History and Technology of Photography: Silver-based Black and White Print Processes

3) Fabrication and Identification of Black and White Photographic Negatives and Prints

4) History and Technology of Photography: Non-silver processes

5) History and Technology of Photography: Photomechanical processes

6) History and Technology of Photography: Color and Inkjet

7) fabrication and Identification of Non Silver, Color and Color Photographs

8) Agents of Deterioration in Photographic Collections

9) The Care and Preservation of Photographic Collections

The course is limited to 20 participants.

For more information please visit our website at www.workshopsinmt.com

Workshops in Montana
7079 Hwy 83 N
Condon MT 59826
406-754-2891
800-922-5255
sherry@photoformulary.com