Niepceotype & Hyalotype; Albumen on Glass Plates

Wednesday, August 1, 2018Friday, August 3, 2018, All day
, George Eastman Museum
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Tuition: $425 ($400) members, plus $60 materials fee
Workshop for 6 participants

The first photographic negative technique on glass, known as the Niepceotype, was also used to make the first photographic magic lantern transparencies, or hyalotypes. Albumen on glass photography was invented in 1847 and remains the highest resolution photographic process ever invented. Learn this rare process to make positive transparency plates in the most unusual class of this workshop season.

Participants will receive a manual written by Mark Osterman on making Niepceotypes and hyalotypes, complete with directions, formulas, and sources of supply. This workshop also includes viewing exceedingly rare vintage Niepceotypes, hyalotypes, and photographic prints made in the 1850s from albumen on glass negatives held in the museum’s photography collection.

Audience: Limited to six, this three-day workshop is suitable for fine art photographers, educators, curators, conservators, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 30 days before a workshop start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at the George Eastman Museum is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, This hotel is about a fifteen-minute walk from the museum. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Room rates begin at $109 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at the George Eastman Museum to get this special rate.

During this workshop, the museum may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.

Event Details

Wednesday, August 1, 2018Friday, August 3, 2018
All day
George Eastman Museum
$460 members
$485 nonmembers