[Alt-photo] Upcoming Platinum and Palladium Photographs Symposium in Washington, DC, Oct 22-23

Rob McElroy idag at pce.net
Thu Oct 2 21:00:09 UTC 2014

Hi Mike,

I just wanted to clarify that I didn't write the description in my previous post.  It came from one of the symposium's recent announcements.  I had it in italics and indented when I sent it to the list here, but it looks like the Alt-photo server stripped out the formatting -- making it look like they were my words.

Do you know if the symposium is being videotaped?  That would be such a wonderful resource for the future, along with Connie's book of course.  I recently sent Connie (The National Gallery of Art) a donation of several different unexposed and unprocessed samples of original vintage platinum paper from my study collection of original photographic papers.

I look forward to seeing you in DC.  Patrick Ravines and I will be driving down together.


Rob McElroy
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Buffalo, NY  14202
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On Oct 2, 2014, at 3:55 PM, Mike Ware <mike at mikeware.co.uk> wrote:

> In answer to Alberto's question and to expand on Rob's clear description, I can, as a speaker, assure you that it is firmly planned to publish - in hard copy - a full account of the proceedings of this Pt/Pd Symposium, plus more supplementary material. The chief editor will be the Conference organiser, Connie McCabe, Head of Photograph Conservation at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. [An example of the quality of editorship and publication values that we can expect may be seen in her previous volume: 'Coatings on Photographs', American Institute for Conservation, 2005].
> Since there are no less than 32 active professional contributors to these proceedings, across some 20 major institutions, together with all that may emerge in discussion by an audience of several hundred, you will realise that pulling the fruits of this initiative together could well take some time - perhaps 18 months or so. But eventually this publication will stand as a landmark in the history of our understanding of this superb process.
> Good wishes,
> Mike

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