2013 UK Conference

The 2013 annual UK Conference was held on 14 November at the Starr Auditorium at Tate Modern, London, SE1 9TG.

Day One
For the first time, the conference had a broad theme, which was ‘Innovating out of Austerity’. We have had three years of austerity, so how are image-makers in the UK cultural heritage sector adjusting to these changes, what new practises are being introduced and what innovations made?

This year we extended a very warm welcome to members of the Preservation Advisory Centre Imaging Group (PACIG). The group has the following aims, some of which we share.

  • To promote and develop imaging best practices
  • As a professional information exchange
  • To represent the interests of imaging units in the UK and Ireland libraries and archives

A small selection of commercial imaging companies was present.

AGM Agenda
Download the AHFAP AGM 2013 agenda.

Timetable
Conference abstracts page – for further details of the talks and to download the speaker’s PowerPoint slides.

9:30 Tea and coffee
10:00 Introduction by Sir Nicholas Serota, Director Tate
10:20 To every cow its calf, to every book its copy – A short history of the Preservation Advisory Centre Imaging Group (PACIG) Richard Everett & James Allan
10:55 DAMless imaging – the photographer in the heritage workflow Sarah Saunders, Electric Lane
11:30 Sustainable Methodologies – How the Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care (CHICC) was established as a sustainable business model for the digitisation and collection care services of The John Rylands Library. Gwen Jones, CHICC
12:05 Warning, this file is corrupt! – Strategies for short & long term preservation of heritage content. Maureen Pennock, British Library
12:40 Good pictures out of non-experts – Rapid imaging with one photographer and a small team of collection assistants. Dani Tagen, Horniman Museum
1:00 Lunch
2:00 AGM (attendance optional)
2:30 A Photographer’s Tale: Life after VR Derek Kendall
3:05 Castles, Crosses & Curious Collections – The role of photography in RCAHMS Zoe Ballantine, RCAHMS
3:25 Short filmmaking at English Heritage and how to make them efficiently in these times of austerity. Alun Bull, English Heritage
4:00 James Smith a recent RCA photography graduate presents ‘Temporal Dislocation’. James Smith

Conference abstracts page – for further details of the talks and to download the speaker’s PowerPoint slides.

Registration and payment information
Conference entry fees

AHFAP members – £30
Non-members – £45

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Day Two
Two tours of museums near to Tate Modern was organised.

10.30 am
London Fire Brigade Museum
Winchester House
94a Southwalk Bridge Road SE1 0EG

2.00 pm
Old Operating Theatre Museum
9a St Thomas’s Street SE1 9RY