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Reflections On A Glass Plate: Photography and Archive Centre Symposium

Glass plate photography silhouette

Photo credit: Sutton Archives

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 14:00 to 18:30

The Main Lecture Theatre (A)
London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle 
London SE1 6SB

Thursday 17 May, 2018 14.00-17.30, followed by networking event from 17.30-18.30

Glass plate negatives are found in many collections in museums, libraries and archives. This half day event is aimed at heritage professionals or anyone with responsibility for these collections, who are looking to undertake projects with these materials for the first time. The event will offer introductions into the history of the format, its care and conservation, and will present case studies which demonstrate approaches to digitisation, cataloguing, outreach and interpretation. As such It will also be accessible and open to students and other practitioners.

The event is a collaboration between The UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), The Past on Glass Project at Sutton Archives, The Edward Reeves Archive Project and The Photographic Collections Network. 
The event runs 14.00 to 17.30 approx. Doors open at 13:50. 
Coffee & tea will be provided.

Nearest Tube is Elephant and Castle on the Northern and the Bakerloo underground lines as well as National Rail. The entrance (with signs for UAL) is across the road from the tube station.

Programme Outline
14.00 – 14.10    Welcome and introductions - Professor Val Williams
14.10 – 14.40    Colin Harding - The History of The Victorian Studio
14.40 – 15.00    Debbie Cooper - Working with Contemporary Glass Plates
15.00 – 15.20    Abby Matthews - The Past on Glass; what makes a successful funding bid?
15.20 – 15.40    Kathryn Tollervey - Digitisation of Glass Plates and Ledgers of the Edward Reeves Archive
15.40 – 16.10    Tea/Coffee Break
16.10 – 16.30    Sarah Allen and Emma Bonson - 'A Pain in the Glass' - Conservation Problems and Solutions
16.30 – 16.50    Anna Sparham - Curating the Christina Broom Exhibition 
16.50 – 17.10    Brigitte Lardinois - The Outreach Programme of the Edward Reeves project
17.10 – 17.30    Q&A led by Brigitte Lardinois
Please stay on for networking drinks at PARC from 17.30 – 18.30

Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance. The event is open to all.
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Photo credits below: Sutton Archives; Edward Reeves Photography

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