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Process Demonstrations

Our historic process specialist and museum experts share techniques and processes from the history of photography and film, demonstrating some of these methods.

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Events in this Series

Friday, March 5, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—AZO Paper: History & Demonstration

Online

Process Demonstration: Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will give a hands-on demonstration showing how AZO-style paper is made, and Technology Collection Manager Erin Fisher will share a brief history of this unique paper and its legacy.

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Friday, May 14, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—35mm Silent Film: Demonstration & Preservation

Online

Process Demonstration: Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will demonstrate the process of creating 35mm motion picture film. Then, Anthony L'Abbate, preservation manager in the Moving Image Department, will discuss why so many films from the silent era have disappeared, and the methods that we use today to preserve and restore these films.

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Friday, July 23, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Gelatin Dry Plates: George Eastman & Demonstration

Online

Process Demonstration: In this webinar, George Eastman Legacy Curator Kathy Connor will share Eastman’s story, early trials and challenges. Then, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will demonstrate how gelatin dry plates are made, showing the features that make them superior to wet collodion.

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Friday, September 24, 2021, 1 p.m.

ONLINE—Stereocards: Demonstration & History

Online

Process Demonstration: In this webinar, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will give a demonstration, showing how stereocards are made using albumen prints and basic materials found at your local art store. Boyer Cataloger in the Department of Photography Lilyan Jones will share a brief history of this fun and unique technology, sharing examples from the museum’s Boyer Collection.

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Friday, December 3, 2021, 1 p.m.