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Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation

This series of workshops was initiated by Debra Hess Norris and Nora Kennedy in 1997 with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program became part of the FAIC professional development program in 2009 under an endowment grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

We create about three workshops every two years, typically with two hands-on workshops for smaller groups and one lecture-based workshop geared toward a larger audience. The primary goal of the workshops is to address emerging needs in the field of photograph conservation, such as the characterization and study of traditional photographic processes and the preservation and identification of digital prints and other new media.

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is responsible for the conception and planning of workshops on topics of interest to Photographic Materials Group (PMG) membership and the photograph preservation community at large.

The Advisory Committee is charged to:

  • Survey the membership for topics of interest for future workshops.
  • Reach out to potential workshop organizers and venues.
  • Assist in conceiving and designing workshops.
  • Hold regular calls to support the development of workshops.
  • Regularly report their activity to the membership through AIC News and at PMG Business Meetings.

Current Members

Caroline Garrett (elected 2023)
Ivey Barker (elected 2023)
Lydia Egunnike (elected 2022)
Laura Panadero (elected 2022)
Élia Roldão (elected 2021)
Dana Hemmenway (elected 2019)
Laura Moeller (elected 2019)
Saori Lewis (elected 2018)
Alisha Chipman (elected 2018)
Nora Kennedy (appointed 2009)
Sarah Saetren (FAIC Staff Liaison)

Past Members

Molly Gleeson (Board Liaison 2017-2023)
Krista Lough (elected 2017-2023)
Margaret Wessling (2017-2022)
Millard Schisler (2014-2021)
Monique Fischer (2013-2019)
Tania Passafiume (2014-2018)
Theresa Andrews (2013-2018)
Luisa Casella (2012-2018)
Stephanie Lussier (Board Liasion 2011-2017)
Debra Hess Norris (2009-2017)
Sylvie Penichon (2009-2014)
Paul Messier (2009-2013)
Martin Juergens (2009-2012)
Karen Pavelka (Board Liaison 2009-2011)