Advanced Inkjet Preservation Workshop

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Monday, 12 October, 2020 to Saturday, 17 October, 2020
Monday, 15 June, 2020

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) presents the "Advanced Inkjet Preservation Workshop" as the next Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation. This two-day workshop will be offered twice at the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) in Rochester, New York on October 12 - 13 and October 16 - 17, 2020. The workshop will be led by Daniel Burge from the Image Permanence Institute and Ryan Boatright from Atelier Boba.

The workshop is designed to provide an advanced, in-depth discussion of fine-art inkjet prints in museum collections. The first day will focus on the contemporary state of the fine-art inkjet print. Inkjet has been a constantly evolving set of technologies and materials, and in recent years new variations have entered the market and are therefore also entering into collections. The second day will include a review of inkjet print naming conventions as well as how to carefully and effectively document works during acquisition. A new inkjet print information form, built on previous scholarly work, will be presented, discussed, and practiced. Additionally, the day will include an in-depth exploration of inkjet water emergency preparation, response, and recovery techniques. For a more detailed description of the program, go to:

This workshop is advanced and is intended only for those who have taken previous digital print preservation workshops. It is requisite that participants are already knowledgeable on and comfortable with aqueous inkjet print identification and care. Interested individuals must apply to participate. Applications are due June 15, 2020. Notifications will by made by July 1, 2020. International applicants are eligible to apply for an FAIC/Mellon Photograph Workshop Professional Development Scholarship - scholarship applications are due May 15, 2020. Scholarship notifications will also be made by July 1, 2020.

The registration fee for this workshop is $310 for AIC members, $450 for non-members. The registration fee is due after applicants have been notified of acceptance to the workshop.

FAIC and IPI are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We hope to be able to move forward with the workshops in October and encourage you to apply to participate. The situation will be reevaluated in June prior to the notifications being made to applicants.