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Photographic Materials Group 

Biannual Winter Meeting

Thank you for your interest in the Biannual PMG Meeting! The meeting will take place February 10-11, 2017 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri! Enjoy two days of inspiring, thought-provoking talks dealing with the advances, the discoveries, and the issues facing the world of photographic conservation. We also invite you to join us for a night of delicious foods and drinks as we celebrate the first day of talks with an Evening Reception. This is sure to be a great meeting, and we would love for you to join us.

Visit the Nelson-Atkins website here

The Biannual PMG Meeting is the largest gathering of photographic conservators in North America. Take this great opportunity to network with and discuss your latest projects with other members of the photographic conservation community, while learning about the latest innovations from leaders in the field. Don't miss out, register today. 

Additional pre-meeting tours and workshops will be offered as well. Please check back for further details. 


Registration Rates

Early Rate (through 12/1/2016)
Regular Rate (12/2/2016 to 2/2/2017)

PMG Member
PMG Non-Member
PMG Student Member

$139
$179
$119

PMG Member
PMG Non-Member
PMG Student Member

$169
$199
$149
Late and Onsite Rate (2/3/2017 and after)

PMG Member
PMG Non-Member
PMG Student Member

$199
$239
$169


Meeting Schedule

Thursday, February 9

1600-1900 Heugh-Edmondson Studio Open House (Please indicate your interest in this event by providing your RSVP here)

Friday, February 10

0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0915 Welcome 
0915 – 0945 Keith F. Davis, Senior Photography Curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Building a Collection: The History of the Hallmark / NAMA Photography Collection)
0945 – 1015 Ann Deckers (The Lievan Gevaert Tower: a New Low Energy Climate Storage Facility for the Collection of the FOMU)
1015 – 1045 Adrienne Lundgren (Hidden Treasures in the Photographic Technology Books at the Library of Congress)
1045 – 1115 Tea & Coffee
1115 – 1145 Ronel Namde, Joan M. Walker (Setting the Tone: Platinum Toning of Silver Photographs)
1145 – 1215 Margaret Wessling (Edward Weston’s Platinum and Palladium Photographs)
1215 – 1245 Ariel Pate, Kaslyne O’Connor, Sylvie Penichon (The Alfred Stieglitz Collection: Photographs Conservation and Art Historical Data goes Digital at the Art Institute of Chicago) 
1245 – 0200 Lunch
0200 – 0230 Tips session
0230 – 0430 Dry mount-press mini-symposium
0630 – 0900 Reception

Saturday, February 11

0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0930 Thomas M. Edmondson (The Conservation Treatment of A Convex Crayon Enlargement Portrait after a Failed Decoupage Attempt)
0930 – 1000 Lisa Duncan, Thomas M. Edmondson, Jessica Keister, Saori Kawasumi Lewis (What Is It: Empirical Research into the Art of Bleaching Crayon Enlargements)
1000 – 1030 Monique C. Fischer, Amanda Maloney (Francesca Woodman’s BFA Thesis: Conserving a Work of Art for an Active Archive)
1030 – 1100 Tea & Coffee
1100 – 1130 Elsa Thyss, Marie-Angelique Languille (The Effects of Solvents on Primitive Color Transparencies)
1130 – 1200 Zach Long (Conservation of Two Floris Neusüss Photograms)
1200 – 0100 Business meeting
0100 – 0200 Lunch
0200 – 0230 Rachel K. Wetzel (An Experimental Era: The Ungilded Daguerreotype in Early America)
0230 – 0300 Geneva Iklé (William Sawyer’s study album) 
0300 – 0330 Tea & Coffee
0330 – 0400 Jessica Keister, Jessica Silverman (ATP Testing to Determine if Cultural Artifacts are Contaminated with Active Biological Materials)
0400 – 0430 Chloe Lucas, Philippe Dantigny (Disinfection treatment of Molded Silver Gelatin Prints with Ethanol Vapors) 


Reserve Your Hotel Room

The host hotel is the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. To receive the meeting rate, you have to book using the link below:

Book a Room for the PMG Winter Meeting Now!

We have arranged a rate of $119.00 USD per night for a single or double room. 
•  Self parking included in group rate
•  2 breakfast vouchers (valid 2/10/17 - 2/13/17) per room included in group rate 


Past Meetings

Past locations of the PMG Winter Meeting:

2015 Cambridge, Massachusetts
2013 PMG/ ICOM-CC WGPM, Wellington, New Zealand
2011 Ottawa, Ontario
2009 Tucson, Arizona
2007 PMG/ ICOM-CC WGPM Rochester, New York
2005 Vancouver, British Columbia
2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001 Houston, Texas
1999 Boston, Massachusetts
1997 San Francisco, California
1995 Washington, D.C.
1993 Austin, Texas
1991 Ottawa, Ontario
1989 Kansas City, Missouri
1987 New Orleans, Louisiana
1986 Charleston, South Carolina
1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1984 Louisville, Kentucky
1983 Chicago, Illinois
1982 Rochester, New York
1981 Austin, Texas