Teacher: Ana Masiello

MARCH 2020
Thursday 12 from 10 to 18 hs.
Friday 13 from 10 to 18 hs.

Limited vacancy

More info: talleres.cifha@gmail.com

Since the beginning of the history of photography, a great variety of supports, emulsions and binders have been experimented with, each one of them with a different materiality and interaction, between them and with the medium. Knowing the composition of photographic specimens allows us to understand their specific conservation needs and predict deterioration based on existing conditions. Likewise, this knowledge can be fundamental when assessing a collection in view of the possibility of putting it in a historical context.

The workshop aims to bring the participants closer to the possibility of identifying the most important monochromatic photographic processes, through careful observation, interpretation of deterioration and some chemical tests.

We also consider it fundamental when analysing the conservation of these photographs, to know how they are affected by the surrounding environment (relative humidity, temperature, light, pests, polluting gases, etc). For this reason, we include these topics in the workshop, which will be studied from the perspective of photographic conservation, both its detection, as well as the possibility of treatment and eradication.

We will present different case studies within CIFHA and other experiences of the teacher, in order to see how this knowledge is applied in daily practice and preservation planning. We will establish spaces for discussion about the preservation materials used in Argentina, their availability and criteria of use.

The whole development of the Workshop will be in the facilities of CIFHA, which will make available part of its vast collection of photographic processes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some of the collections that we will use as input for the identification and evaluation practices of deterioration are: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and Argentinean ferrotypes (by Charles DeForest Fredricks, among others), ferrotypes and negatives of glass and plastic support from the Harry Grant Olds collection, the collection of stereoscopic views in glass by Bernardo Crocce, the collection of Argentinean CDV and portrait cabinet of more than 1500 specimens, among others. We will also learn about the different rescues made by the institution's team.

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