Keeping Images Alive, a lecture and workshop in the Brodsky Series

Gary AlbrightConservator Gary Albright, will present a lecture in the Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation series entitled The Intensification of Photographs: Observations from Recent Research and Practice on March 26 at 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Bird Library. The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

As cultural objects, photographs require special care. They react aggressively to the climate and can suffer from inherent problems as a result of their chemical composition. Albright’s program will familiarize participants with the construction and unique problems of photographs and offer practical advice on their preservation. He will also cover current storage standards and factors to consider when preparing a photographic exhibition. The focus of the sessions will be on black and white, however other aspects of photography will be addressed as time permits.

On Friday, March 27, Mr. Albright will lead a daylong workshop to familiarize participants with the construction of photographs. The workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, contact Barbara Brooker at or at 315‐443‐9763.

Gary Albright is a conservator of paper and photographs in private practice. During his career, he has treated a diverse array of objects, including the Emancipation Proclamation, a Honus Wagner baseball card, Ansel Adams’ photographs, and working drafts of the Constitution of the United States. He is a graduate of the Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. He has served as senior paper and photograph conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, and conservator at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, where he taught in the the Advanced Residency Program for Photograph Conservators. Albright has been a visiting professor at the State University of Buffalo, the University of Delaware, and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.


The Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation combines a public lecture with a hands-on workshop. Supported by William J. (65, G68) and Joan (67, G68) Brodsky of Chicago, Illinois, the series offers programs that promote and advance knowledge of library conservation theory, practice, and application among wide audiences, both on campus and in the region.

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