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Lecture: Secrets of the Collection—Conserving Photographs



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This program is at capacity. A standby line will begin outside of Price Auditorium at 11:30 am for seats that become available.

Photograph conservator Sylvie Pénichon reviews the technical history of photographic processes from the 19th century to the present, as well as the related conservation and preservation issues that attend them. 

This lecture highlights the special exhibition Conserving Photographs and kicks off a yearlong series of programs exploring the Art Institute’s collection through the eyes of conservators.

A curator and a conservator examine at two phtographs through a magnifying lamp.

Photograph conservator Sylvie Pénichon with Matthew Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator of Photography

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