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The Icon Photographic Materials Group is delighted to announce the third photo conservation round table, taking place on Friday 29th November at the Science Museum in London. The event will consist of five-minute presentations and discussion, and aims to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among conservators, as well as other professionals interested in the care and preservation of photographic materials. Here is the programme for the day:


12:45 – 13:20 Reception

13:20 – 13:30 Welcome


13:30 – 13:35 Ashleigh Brown, freelance conservator,

The Conservators Ltd.

Solvent chambers to remove dry mount tissue on photographs


13:35 – 13:40 Riza Hussaini & Ilaria Camerini, conservators,

University of Manchester Library

Broken… dreams!


13:40 – 13:45 Nicholas Burnett ACR, director,

Museum Conservation Services Ltd.

Conserving and examining a rare daguerreotype electrotype pair


13:45 –13:50 Ioannis Vasallos, conservator of photographs and paper/archive,

The National Archives UK

The pannotype mystery: historic photographic processes in design registers


13:50 – 13:55 Sam Brown, freelance

Developments in mounting techniques for photographs


13:55 – 14:00 Nicholas Burnett ACR, director,

Museum Conservation Services Ltd.

Examining a mixed group of mostly collodion on paper negatives


14:00 – 14:05 Paula Ogayar Oroz, graduate student,

School of Archival and Records Management, 

Autonomous University of Barcelona

A misplaced collection


14:05 – 14:10 Nicola Mayer, assistant curator, photography,

Science Museum Group (National Railway Museum)

The challenges of railway provenance: the big four and beyond


14:10 – 14:40 Discussion

14:40 – 15:10 Tea/coffee


15:10 – 15:15 Milene Trindade, PhD candidate, 

University of Evora, Portugal, HERCULES laboratory, CHAIA

Photographic votive offerings: preservation and exhibition questions 

of image collections in religious contexts


15:15 – 15:20 Nicholas Burnett ACR, director,

Museum Conservation Services Ltd.

Creating the photographically illustrated reports of the juries

 for the great exhibition of 1851


15:20 – 15:25 Emma Coburn, collections manager,

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

Preservation potential: what, how and when?


15:25 – 15:30 Vanessa Torres, conservator,

National Science and Media Museum

Spread the word: feedback on spring school 2019


15:30 – 15:35 Jessica Crann ACR, library and archives conservator,

Science Museum

Microfadometer: interpreting results


15:35 – 15:40 Jordan Megyery, assistant paper conservator,


My year as an Icon intern in photograph conservation 

and audience engagement


15:40 – 15:45 Christopher Harvey, head of conservation,

College of Arms Library, London

Photograph conservation training at Camberwell: What follows?


15:45 – 16:15 Discussion

16:15 – 16:45 Closing and final remarks

Please follow this eventbrite link for more information and to book your tickets.

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