22-24 May, 2019
Croatian State Archives
(The symposium will be presented in English.)
NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center and the Croatian State Archives present a three-day professional development symposium for conservators, archivists, museum professionals, administrators, and others who care for photographic materials in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. The goal of the Symposium is to: create discussion on how to further the preservation of photographic materials in the region; help create more professional development opportunities; reach other professionals; and strengthen the connections between past participants in NEDCC’s training programs. This program is made possible by generous support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.
NEDCC’s photograph conservation training initiative in the region began in 2004 with week-long workshops held at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. More than forty conservators and graduate students from eight countries received training at week-long focused workshops held at AFAD each year between 2004 and 2008. Twenty of those participants also received training at three-week-long photograph institutes from 2004 to 2008 at NEDCC in Andover, MA (USA). From 2010-2018, NEDCC has hosted an individual professional for a 2-month, focused hands-on training on photograph conservation. The NEDCC program has created a strong network within the region, allowing participants to continue their exchange of skills and expertise on the preservation of photographs. Learn more about the history of the program.
The 2019 Symposium program will include short presentations by past participants in NEDCC’s Advanced Photograph Conservation Internship program; papers by local professionals who are in charge of caring for photographic collections; and a one-day workshop on care and handling, proper housings, and storage of photographs.
Martina Bagatin, NEDCC's 2014 Advanced Intern and Senior Photograph Conservator at the Croatian State Archives helped develop the program and coordinate local arrangements. Hrvoje Gržina, NEDCC's 2011 Advanced Intern and Senior Archivist at the Croatian State Archives, has helped with the organization of the Symposium program.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome note and opening remarks
Dinko Čutura, Director of the Croatian State Archives
9:30 – 9:50 Monique Fischer (USA)
Fifteen Years of Teamwork: Teaching photograph conservation
in Central and Eastern Europe
9:50 – 10:10 Alexander Vatov (Bulgaria)
Challenge: Conservation of photographic materials at the
National Museum of History
10:10 – 10:30 Hrvoje Gržina (Croatia)
Going All the Way is Just the Start: The benefits of conservation knowledge
in complete understanding of photographs
11:00 – 11:20 Lidija Pajevikj (Republic of North Macedonia)
Building the Field of Photograph Conservation: Opportunities and challenges
11:20 – 11:40 Balázs Zoltán Tóth (Hungary)
The importance of conservation knowledge in a curatorial praxis
11:40 – 12:00 Martina Bagatin (Croatia)
Where do we go from here? What about the big picture?
Conservation practice in the Croatian State Archives
13:30 – 13:50 Anna Aseeva (Russia)
Conservation of photographic materials as a new direction in the field of
preservation of cultural heritage in Russia
13:50 – 14:10 Kristaps Latvis (Latvia)
Photograph conservation internship at the Northeast Document
Conservation Center (NEDCC) 2018
14:10 – 14:30 Discussion
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8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks
Monique Fischer, senior photograph conservator at the NEDCC
9:10 – 9:30 Jana Krizanova (Slovakia)
Development of photograph conservation in Slovakia
9:30 – 9:50 Tina Buh (Slovenia)
Photograph conservation in Slovenia
9:50 – 10:10 Natalia Vladinova (Bulgaria)
Portraits and Photos collection of Bulgarian National Library:
Contents and preservation issues
10:10 – 10:30 Ivana Gržina (Croatia)
Imposed Heritage: Management and care of photographs in the Strossmayer
Gallery of Old Masters of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
10:30 – 10:50 Irena Šimić (Croatia)
Preserving Ideas: Notes about special photographic collections at the
Institute of Art History in Zagreb
11:20 – 11:40 *Dragica Krstić, Tamara Ilić Olujić, Karmen Lečić (Croatia)
Picture Postcards in the National and university library in Zagreb
11:40 – 12:00 *Maro Grbić, Tonko Barčot (Croatia)
Artistic Value Behind the Evidence of a Period: Glass plate negatives of
Jakov Peručić, a fin de siècle photographer in Korčula
12:00 – 12:20 Lana Majdančić (Croatia)
Art Photography in the Service of Sculpture
12:20 – 12:40 Filip Katanić (Croatia)
The Image of War: The importance of photographic collection of
World War One at the Croatian State Archives
14:00 – 14:20 Kateřina Doležalová (Czech Republic)
Sudek collection from a conservator’s point of view
14:20 – 14:40 *Federica Delia, Barbara Cattaneo (Italy)
Hanj: The use of Korean mulberry paper in photograph conservation
14:40 – 15:00 Clara M. Prieto (Spain)
Protecting Daguerreotypes: SHS Structural Housing System
15:00 – 15:20 *Nikifor Haralampiev, Alexander Vatov (Bulgaria)
Protective housing for two daguerreotypes from the National
Polytechnic Museum in Sofia
15:20 – 15:40 *Sandra Maria Petrillo, Claudia Garofalo (Italy)
Looking at Photographic Albums: Challenges in conserving photographic albums.
The large blue album of Louis de Boccard and the "Ciels" album of Mariano
Fortuny y Madrazo.
* Indicates primary speaker for the presentation.
16:00 – 17:00 Round Table Discussion
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Day Three will include a tour of the Croatian State Archives and a local museum.
Email Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, NEDCC.
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LINK to Symposium Information on the Croatian State Archives website.
This program is made possible by generous support from: