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Why Photographs? Safeguarding Heritage

Friday, October 19, 2018, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
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Why Photographs? Safeguarding Heritage by Nora W Kennedy

Venue - Auditorium, Visitors’ Centre, CSMVS

About the talk:

What is the value of analog photographs and digital images? Images, whether analog or digital, are an important part of the world's cultural heritage that are sometimes undervalued and overlooked. Learn how photographs were made historically, as compared with our current digital practices. Contemplate the many values they represent, from material, to sentimental, cultural, historical, legal, monetary, and aesthetic. Photographs can serve as uncomfortable witness or escapist fantasy. Explore the wonder and magic of images both trivial and great. Learn how basic safeguards can preserve this often unrecognized aspect of cultural, social and historical heritage for future generations in this lively presentation by Nora Kennedy, Photograph Conservator from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. City.

About the speaker:

Nora W Kennedy is the Sherman Fairchild Conservator in charge of Photograph Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. During her tenure at The Met, she has worked on more than 100 exhibitions of photographs, published widely, and continues to expand the Museum's initiatives in education and research. Kennedy serves on the adjunct faculty of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center where she provides education and training in the technical history of photography and preservation to conservation and art history students. In addition to these other roles, Kennedy was instrumental in the conception and execution of the Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative, a project providing preservation training for collection keepers throughout the Middle East.

This lecture is being conducted under the aegis of the ConservArte: Citi-CSMVS Art Conservation Project in partnership with Citi India.