[S-fotografie] About Photographic Collections: Definitions, Descriptions, Access on line

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Gio 19 Gen 2012 16:09:31 CET

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"About Photographic Collections: Definitions, 
Descriptions, Access" - is going to be streamed 
live starting Thursday evening at 18:00 Toronto time.

If you're interested in watching, go to 
and click on the "WATCH ON-LINE HERE" link.

A description of the event is below, and a copy of the schedule is attached.

Toronto Convention. About Photographic 
Collections: Definitions, Description, Access

Location: George Vari Engineering and Computing 
Centre- Ryerson Atrium, Ryerson University, 3rd 
Floor, 245 Church St. Toronto, ON
Program and Speakers are Subject to Change

Photographic collections and photographic objects 
are questioning and challenging curators, 
collectors and photographic dealers in their daily work.

Art historians have long been faced with having 
to identify the hand of the master painter or 
sculptor among those of his/her students; in the 
same regard, photographic historians are now 
working with portraits from Nadar's studio and 
images by Man Ray printed long after his death. 
This issue of authorship raises the question of 
object/image dating: How does one write a proper caption?

Photography questions the idea of the original, 
which is very important to the process of 
collecting: Should one collect negatives or 
prints? Which prints should be collected? In the 
last two decades, questions related to this 
multifaceted aspect of the photographic object 
have generated extensive research about the 
appropriate vocabulary used to describe 
photographs: a vocabulary that would evade 
photographic ubiquities and which would 
facilitate knowledge exchanges; a vocabulary that 
would precisely describe photographic objects and 
would aid curators and collectors with their 
collections; a vocabulary that would better 
facilitate access to the general public, not only 
to the image but also to the picture the original print.

The ‘Toronto Convention: About Photographic 
Collections, Definitions, Descriptions and 
Access’ aims to share this research, to engage in 
new discussions and to contribute to the 
establishment of a precise photographic 
vocabulary. Curators, collectors, conservators, 
photographic dealers and scholars will present 
lectures and will take part in panel discussions 
from Thursday, January 19th, 2012 to Saturday, 
January 21st, 2012. A publication gathering 
important definitions is planned as a follow up to the symposium.

Discussion Participants & Topics:Thursday, January 19, 2012

Doina Popescu, Director, Ryerson Image Centre- Research Activities at the RIC
Thierry Gervais, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ryerson University- Introduction
Marta Braun, Professor, Ryerson University- 
Opening keynote Address, Eadweard Muybridge's Photographic Objects
Friday, January 20, 2012
Peter Bower, Paper History and Analysis (London)- 
Description and Classification of Old Papers
Tony Cairns, Curator of Photographs, Archive of 
Mondern Conflict (London)- A Collection of Cyanotypes
François Cheval, Chief Curator, Musée Nicéphore 
Niépce (France)- The Interest of An Inaccurate Vocabulary
Paul Messier, Conservator of Photographs (Boston)- Black and White?
Anne Cartier-Bresson, Conservator and Director of 
the Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation 
des Photographies (Paris)- The Technical Vocabulary of Photography
Definitions of Old and Contemporary Photographic 
Techniques- Panel Discussion led by Grant Romer 
with Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of 
Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art, John P. 
McElhone, Chief Conservator, National Gallery of 
Canada, and Maia Sutnik, Curator of Photographs, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Serge Plantureux, Director of the Bibliothèque 
Clémentine (Paris)- General System of 
Classification of Photographic Positive Prints
Francesca Bonetti, Curator of Photographs, 
Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica 
(Rome)-Describing and Cataloguing Photographs: An Italian Standard
Paul Louis Robert, Assistant Professor at the 
Université Paris VIII and President of the 
Société Française de Photographie (Paris)- The 
Last French Calotypists Dictionary
Amanda Shear, Collections Coordinator of 
Photographs, Archive of Modern Conflict 
(Toronto)-The Toronto AMC Photographic Collection
Nora Kennedy, Conservator of Photographs, 
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)- The 
Development and Use of the "Photograph Information Record"

The Needs of a 'Curator of Photographs'- Panel 
Discussion led by Stephen Bulger withMalcom 
Daniel, Curator of Photographs, Metropolitan 
Museum of Art (New York), Dominique de 
Font-Reaulx, Curator, Musee du Louvre (Paris), 
Alison Nordstrom, Curator of Photographs, George 
Eastman House (Rochester), and Ann Thomas, 
Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).

The symposium has been made possible through the generous support

of Les Amis de la Bibliothèque Clémentine,
the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation
and the Consulat Général de France à Toronto


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