Salted Paper Prints Symposium, Workshops and Tours

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 to Saturday, 16 September, 2017
Cambridge (Massachussets)

Registration is now open for the Salted Paper Prints program!

Harvard Library and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation will present a multi-disciplinary, two-day symposium that focuses on the preservation, characterization, use, and interpretation of the salt print process, now more than 175 years old. Scholarly presentations will include the technical history of salt prints, historical applications of the process for copying and disseminating information, and innovative material analysis. Emphasis will be placed on collaborative research which uses scientific and art historical evidence to shed light on the preservation of salt prints as well as the technical evolution and cultural impact of this seminal photographic process. Tours of salted paper print collections and lab spaces around the Harvard campus and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will be held for symposium participants on September 13.

A hands-on workshop hosted by the Northeast Document Conservation Center will allow participants to explore the chemistry and artistic nuance of creating salted paper prints.

Salted Paper Prints Symposium: September 14-15, 2017
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
$189 AIC members, $249 Non-AIC members

Tours: September 13, 2017
Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Free to symposium registrants

Salted Paper Printing Workshop: September 13 and 16, 2017
Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA
$69 (includes transportation between Harvard and NEDCC)
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