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Niepceotype & Hyalotype: Albumen-on-Glass Plates

Wednesday, October 9–Friday, October 11, 2019, All Day, George Eastman Museum

SOLD OUT! Please email workshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list.

Tuition: $500 ($475 members), plus $60 materials fee
Workshop for 6 participants

This is the most unusual class of this workshop season. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn this rare process of making positive transparency plates.

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.

Participants will receive a work apron as well as a manual written by Mark Osterman on making Niepceotypes and hyalotypes, complete with instructions, 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 6 participants, this 3-day workshop is suitable for fine art photographers, educators, curators, conservators, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a full refund minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire tuition 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 here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements.

  • The Strathallen is a 15-minute walk from the museum. Visit strathallan.com to make a reservation. 
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown is a 30-minute walk from the museum, and only an 8 minute drive. Visit their website to make a reservation. 

The museum may take images, still or video, during the workshop and use them for educational and promotional purposes.