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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


PMG Member
PMG Non-Member
PMG Student Member

Late and Onsite Rate (2/3/2017 and after)

PMG Member
PMG Non-Member
PMG Student Member


Meeting Schedule

The next biannual Winter Meeting of the Photographic Materials Group will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, February 10 – 11, 2017 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Optional tours on February 9, 2017 are in development. A reception for all attendees, included in the base registration, will be held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum on February 10. 

Check back soon for more information on the schedule!

Call for Papers

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for Kansas City, please send a word document or pdf of no more than 500 words, and a bio of no more than 300 words for each author to by Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. Please also include an email and mailing address for each author. We welcome all topics for this meeting, however newly introduced topics and completed projects will be given priority.

Notifications will be made after September 30, 2016.

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