The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, presents a Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation:

Platinum and Palladium Photography


SYMPOSIUM, WORKSHOP, and TOURS

October 21 - 24, 2014
Washington, DC

Platinum and Palladium Photography Symposium event summary
Read important logistic information about the symposium by clicking here.
Helpful maps to event locations, area restaurants, etc.
FAIC's workshop and conference registration policies can be found here.
 
Symposium: Two-day program, October 22 and 23, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Registration is open: Platinum Online Registration.

Distinguished subject experts will present the results of the collaborative research, focusing on the technical, chemical, and aesthetic history and practice of platinum photography. See description and preliminary schedule for more details.

Symposium Registration Fee:  $200 AIC members; $300 non-members; $120 students
Note that ALL ONLINE REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE OCTOBER 19, 2014. You may still register in-person for the symposium.

Scholarship Funding
  • FAIC/Mellon Photograph Workshop Professional Development Scholarship 
    The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC), with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, offers scholarships up to $1000, plus waiver of registration fees, to help defray professional development costs for international attendees. Proposed projects are limited to expenses related to attending FAIC Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation. Normally, no more than two international scholarships are available for each workshop, so early application is advised. Deadlines February 15, May 15, and September 15.
  • FAIC/NEH Individual Professional Development Scholarship
    With financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FAIC offers scholarships up to $1,000 to help defray registration and travel expenses for participants in the FAIC workshops supported by NEH. All current AIC members who are U.S. residents or citizens are eligible.  Deadlines for receipt of applications are February 15, May 15 and September 15.
Register for the Symposium through our store by selecting the category "Events" and choosing the Platinum and Palladium Symposium, or by clicking here: Platinum Online Registration

You can also download a printable symposium registration form in word here: Printable Symposium Registration Form
 
Tours:  One-day session, repeated October 21 and October 24.  
Tours of collections held by the National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, and the National Museum of American History, with groups of 15 or fewer, will be conducted by leading photograph historians, conservators, and scientists.  Participants will see rare examples of historic and contemporary platinum and palladium photographs.  Includes box lunch and snack. Read our welcome and logistics document for important information about the tours.
Tour Registration Fee:  $40 AIC members; $50 non-members
Note that ALL ONLINE REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE OCTOBER 19, 2014. Symposium registration is required for tours.
Hands-on Workshop:
 The small, hands-on workshop sessions are now full. If you would like to apply for a place on the wait list please follow the same instructions listed below. Registration remains open for the symposium and tours, listed above.
One-day session, repeated October 21 and October 24, National Gallery of Art
A one-day, hands-on workshop will explore the chemistry of platinum and palladium photographs and consider how variations in processing affect the appearance and permanence of the prints. The workshop will be held twice and will be led by Christopher Maines, Conservation Scientist, Scientific Research Department, NGA, and Mike Ware, Photographic Materials Chemistry Consultant to the NGA. Symposium registration is required for the workshop.
Workshop Registration Fee:  $220 AIC members; $320 non-members (Includes box lunch)

This interdisciplinary workshop program is designed primarily for practicing photograph conservators and photograph conservation students; photographers, photo historians, scientists, and instructors are also encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected to achieve a balance of senior and emerging professionals. Experience, demonstrated need, geographic reach, and opportunity to disseminate information gained will be considered. With the exception of places for student and emerging professionals, preference will be given to AIC Professional Associate and Fellow members. 

Review will begin February 15, 2014, with notifications expected by March 20. Later applications will be considered, if space is available.


Scholarship Funding
  • FAIC/Mellon Photograph Workshop Professional Development Scholarship 
    The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC), with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, offers scholarships up to $1000, plus waiver of registration fees, to help defray professional development costs for international attendees. Proposed projects are limited to expenses related to attending FAIC Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation. Normally, no more than two international scholarships are available for each workshop, so early application is advised. Deadlines February 15, May 15, and September 15.
  • FAIC/NEH Individual Professional Development Scholarship
    With financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FAIC offers scholarships up to $1,000 to help defray registration and travel expenses for participants in the FAIC workshops supported by NEH. All current AIC members who are U.S. residents or citizens are eligible.  Deadlines for receipt of applications are February 15, May 15 and September 15. 
To apply for a space in the workshop, please fill out the WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM, and mail the form along with a copy of your resume or CV and statement of interest to courses@conservation-us.org.

If you have been ACCEPTED into the workshop and would like to download a payment form to be sent in electronically or by mail, please click here.


Gertrude Käsebier
Alfred Stieglitz, 1902
platinum print
National Gallery of Art 
2005.123.1

Travel Information:
 General information about Washington, D.C. can be found at http://washington.org/. 

AIC is a member of Club Quarters, https://clubquarters.com/ (use “AIC” as the passcode), so you may wish to use this hotel as it has competitive rates. A metro station which will allow easy travel to and from the conference site is within walking distance of the hotel.

If you would rather be immediately within walking distance of the conference, you may choose to stay at the Holiday Inn Capitol by the Smithsonian Museums, U.S. Capitol and L'Enfant Plaza, located at 550 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. There are a limited number of rooms within the room block that we have set up and they will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. AIC/FAIC does not in any way endorse or recommend the following hotel based on anything except distance to the conference site.

Group Code: F6C
Cutoff Date: September 21, 2014
Booking Link: Platinum/Palladium Group Hotel
 
This workshop is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  
Many thanks to the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and the Library of Congress for their contributions of time, expertise, and space.  
Additional funding comes from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works Endowment for Professional Development, which was created by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and donations from members of the American Institute for Conservation and its friends. Courses are made possible with the assistance of many AIC members, but no AIC membership dues were used to create or present this course.
 
Questions?
Contact: Abigail Choudhury
FAIC Development and Education Coordinator
1556 15th Streeet, NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005
202-661-8070
courses@conservation-us.org