Ontario Museum Association Event

CCI Workshop: Digital Photodocumentation of Museum Objects
Until February 8, 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

This workshop explains how to digitally photograph cultural objects to meet conservation and documentation requirements. It includes information on how to choose proper photographic equipment; the various types of digital cameras and how they function; different light sources and their influence on colour; assorted lighting techniques; and setting up a digital workflow. The importance of combining all these elements in an appropriate manner to consistently produce accurate images is also discussed.

Although not a mandatory purchase, Lighting Methods for Photographing Museum Objects would be a valuable reference tool for this course. This practical spiral-bound guide demonstrates how lighting can shape and highlight the features of an object in a photograph. It includes 15 lighting techniques, all of which are clearly explained and illustrated with colour photos. Whether you are a professional photographer, curator, heritage professional, or student, this book will assist you in the creation of effective photographic documentation. (25% discount available on this title to students with valid ID and to post-secondary institutions within Canada ordering multiple copies).

Cancellations: Cancellations received up to 10 business days before the workshop (January 23, 2018) will be refunded, minus a 30% administration fee. Registrations received after January 24, 2017 are non-refundable.

Terms: By participating in this workshop, I acknowledge that I may be photographed and I grant the OMA the right to use these photographs for print or online delivery and promotion. I acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in this OMA event of my own free will and intentional act and that I am fully aware and assume full responsibility for my own well-being and property in the event of any physical injury or theft that may occur to me as a result of my participation in the workshop.

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1
Target Audience: 
Conservators, conservation scientists, registrars, and other conservation and museum professionals seeking an introduction to or review of photographic equipment and methods.
OAAG/OMA Members: $250; Non-members: $300
Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Ontario Museum Association, Aga Khan Museum
Contact for Tickets / Reservation: 
Registration Opens: November 14, 2017