SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

Historic Photography technology workshops
Historic photographic processes reconstruction, demonstration, interpretation.
Relevance of historic photographic processes
The importance of historic photography processes today: interpretation and adoption in creative work and culture education
Phenomenon of historic photographic processes
Historic photography processes in museums’ and other compilations: collections, exhibits, preservation problems
Typology of historical photographic processes
The typology, terminology, and identification of old photography processes; research of their technologies (problems, methods, theory, and practice)

The photographic heritage that will always remain significant and interesting to the public is an important part of the visual legacy stored in museums, archives, and other places.

GALLERY

CONFERENCE

The Symposium consists of two parts – the conference and the workshop. The conference is dedicated to an overview of the old photography processes and their history; the presentation of photography collections stored by various establishments; and the review of research and preservation problems as well as the challenges of materials’ adaptation and use in the present day.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

SANDRA MARIA PETRILLO

Photography technique identification workshop

EDVARDAS TAMOŠIŪNAS

Bromoil workshop

RADOSŁAW BRZOZOWSKI

Albumin workshop

PROGRAM

2019. September 4-6.

September 4. (Wednesday)

CONFERENCE
Photography Museum (Vilniaus g. 140, Siauliai)

9:00 to 9:45 REGISTRATION

9:45 to 10:00 OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM WELCOME SPEECH OF THE DIRECTOR OF ŠIAULIAI “AUŠROS” MUSEUM

10:00 to 10:20 Vaida Sirvydaitė-Rakutienė (M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Director of the Photo Library and Documentation Department). “Counts Kosakowski’s Photography Collection Stored at the M. K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art.”

10:25 to 10:45 Vilija Ulinskytė-Balzienė (Šiauliai “Aušros” Museum, Director of the Photography Museum). “Discoveries in Collections. Benediktas Henrikas Tiškevičius. Photo-pageants of the Imperial Era.”

10:50 to 11:10 Laura Sallas (Conservator at the Finnish Museum of Photography). “Portraits of the North – Daguerreotypes in Finnish Collections.”

11:10 to 11:35 BREAK

11:35 to 11:55 Gintas Kavoliūnas (Photographer at the Open Photography Workshop). “Collection of Historical Photographs at the Šiauliai Photography Museum. Under the Microscope”

12:00 to 12:20 Radosław Brzozowski. “Saltprint” Photography – the Sepia Toned Photographs of the 19th Century.”

12:30 to 13:30 LUNCH BREAK *

* Tour of the Photography Museum will be available (Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai).

13:35 to 13:55 Lauma Lanceniece (Photo Collection Manager at Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation). “Insight into Historical Photography Processes in Collection of Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation (MHRN).”

14:00 to 14:20 Žydrė Petrauskaitė, Vilma Šileikienė, Eglė Piščikaitė (Pranas Gudynas Restoration Centre of the Lithuanian Art Museum, the Lithuanian Art Museum). “Research and Conservation of Historical Photographs.“

14:25 to 14:45 Vita Andrulienė (Director of the Šiauliai “Aušros” Museum Restauration Centre). “Research of Historical Photo Documents (Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes, Ferrotypes). Conservation.”

14:45 to 15:10 BREAK

15:10 to 15:30 Daiva Banikonienė (Educator at the Radvilas Palace of the Lithuanian Art Museum), Eglė Nedzinskaitė, Povilas Šnaras (Educators at the Lithuanian National Gallery of Art). “The importance of historical photography processes today: interpretation and adoption in creative work and culture education.”

15:35 to 16:00 DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS

16:00 to 18:00 BREAK

17:00 Tour of the Šiauliai “Aušros” Museum Restoration Centre will be available (Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai).

18:00 SOCIAL NIGHT

Opening of Gintautas Trimakas and Vytautas Razma photo-dialogue exhibition DUBLIAI (TAKES)

September 5. (Thursday)

WORKSHOPS
Photography Museum (Vilniaus g. 140, Siauliai)

9:00 to 16:00 Photography techniques identification workshop with Sandra Maria Petrillo (Italy).

12.00-13.00 BREAK

17:00 to 20:00 Bromoil workshop with Edvardas Tamošiūnas (Lithuania)

* Participant must register in advance via email info@fotomuziejus.lt (provide your name, surname, organization).
Maximum number of participants is 12.

September 6. (Friday)

WORKSHOPS
Photography Museum (Vilniaus g. 140, Siauliai)

9:00 to 13:00 Photography techniques identification workshop with Sandra Maria Petrillo (Italy).
Photography Museum (Vilniaus g. 140 Siauliai) *

* Participant must register in advance via email info@fotomuziejus.lt (provide your name, surname, organization).
your name, surname, organization). Maximum number of participants is 20.

9:00 to 16:00 Albumen workshop with Radosław Brzozowski (Poland). Photography Museum (Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai).*

* Participant must register in advance via email info@fotomuziejus.lt (provide your name, surname, organization).
Maximum number of participants is 12.

13.00-14.00 BREAK

17:00 PRESENTATION OF WORKSHOP RESULTS, DISCUSSION

ABOUT

 

Ever since the invention of photography, the photographic image became an important means to record personal and collective history as well as a method of communication and artistic expression. Due to the advancement of digital technology, the expensive, time-consuming, and complex photochemical process of photography became obsolete and now belongs in museums as an object of studies. The photographic heritage that will always remain significant and interesting to the public is an important part of the visual legacy stored in museums, archives, and other places. The many old techniques of photography pose a real challenge to the researches who attempt to study and describe them. In addition, preserving the fragile photographic material is a difficult task that requires practical and theoretical knowledge.

Wishing to consolidate the heritage institutions in order to address the most complex problems of photographic legacy preservation and to encourage an official dialogue as well as best practice sharing between diverse professionals, the Photography Museum (Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai, Lithuania) is holding the International Symposium on Old Photography Techniques. It is an opportunity for Lithuanian and foreign photography researchers, museum workers, archivists, restorers, and practitioners of old photography techniques to share their knowledge. The Symposium consists of two parts – the conference and the workshop. The conference is dedicated to an overview of the old photography processes and their history; the presentation of photography collections stored by various establishments; and the review of research and preservation problems as well as the challenges of materials’ adaptation and use in the present day.

The Photography Museum is the only specialized museum of the art and equipment of photography in Lithuania. It also serves as a multifunctional centre of photography and the storage and exhibition place for the Lithuanian visual heritage, photography equipment, publications, and documents, constituting a collection of nearly 150,000 exhibits and museum valuables. The Museum, modernised in 2014, holds contemporary and historic exhibitions of Lithuanian and foreign photographers, meetings with the artists and photography researches, educational programmes, and other diverse, modern, and innovative educational and recreational activities.


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Loreta Bosienė

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