2017 Conference – Day Two

The programme and booking of Open Studio visits for Day Two is below
Please read the following details carefully:

  • These events are only open to delegates with a Day One ticket. Anyone registering without a valid Day One ticket will have their ticket revoked.
  • Booking for both Workshops and Open Studios is online via Eventbrite only and no correspondence can be entered into.
  • Online booking for all Day Two events will close at midnight 7 November as each institution requires details in advance for security purposes. As a result tickets are not be transferable after this date or available to book on Day One of the conference.
  • The details of your contact on the day will be printed on your ticket. This is the name of the studio manager or responsible officer at the site.
  • Places are very limited and are offered on a first-come first-served basis.
  • All events are subject to change and cancellation at short notice.
  • If booking multiple events, please allow enough time to travel between each venue.

Cambridge University Library

Maximum number of people per tour: 12
Duration: 45 minutes
Times: 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00
To book a place follow this link to Eventbrite. (opens in a new window)

Over the course of six centuries Cambridge University Library’s collections have grown from a few dozen volumes into one of the world’s great libraries, with an extraordinary accumulation of material. The collections cover every conceivable aspect of human endeavour, spanning most of the world’s cultural traditions.

The Digital Content Unit is a key part of the Library’s Research Collections Directorate. Over many years, we have built up considerable expertise in providing imaging and licensing services around the Library’s collections and other photographic needs. We have completed many major, and smaller, digitisation projects. The DCU consists of two teams. The Picture Library supports research, teaching, and publication of Library content. The Photography team provides a range of high quality imaging services. We work closely with the Digital Library Unit and the Special Collections Department to provide bespoke and comprehensive digitisation services.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Maximum number of people per tour: 10
Duration: 45 minutes
Times: 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00
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The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded by Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion who, in 1816, bequeathed to the University of Cambridge his works of art and library. Few museums in the world contain on a single site collections of such variety and depth, including antiquities, iluminated manuscripts, furniture, coins, sculpture, applied arts and paintings.

The Photographic Service supports the Museum’s documentation, publishing, conservation, research, marketing and commercial operations. The studio is in constant use, with both flat copy and 3D photography set ups.

Imperial War Museum – Duxford

Maximum number of people: 8
Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: 11:00 & 14:00
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The aerodrome at Duxford was built during the First World War and was one of the earliest Royal Air Force stations. During 1917 the Royal Flying Corps expanded and Duxford was one of a number of new stations established to train RFC aircrew. In September 1918 RAF Duxford opened as a flying school, and after the war ended the airfield was used as a base for the disbandment of squadrons from the Continent. In 1924, under reorganised Home Defence arrangements, RAF Duxford became a fighter station, a role it was to carry out with distinction for 37 years.

By 1938 the reputation of RAF Duxford’s No.19 Squadron was such that it became the first RAF squadron to re-equip with the new Supermarine Spitfire, and the first Spitfire was flown into RAF Duxford in August 1938.

In June 1940 Belgium, Holland and France fell to German forces and the conquest of Britain was Germany’s next objective. RAF Duxford was placed in a high state of readiness. The period of intense air fighting that followed has become known as the Battle of Britain, and RAF Duxford played a vital role in Britain’s air defence. On 15 September 1940, ‘Battle of Britain Day’, RAF Duxford’s squadrons twice took to the air to repulse Luftwaffe attacks aimed at London. The threat of invasion passed and RAF Duxford’s squadrons had played an important part in the victory.

The photography section provides all 5 sites of the museum with still and moving image resources across the whole spectrum of departments within the organisation, as well as providing original content that will be stored in the collection in its own right.

We will be demonstrating how we photograph large objects in situ in the hangars as we do not have a studio space large enough to accommodate. We will be using IWM’s own flying Mark 1A Spitfire N3200 for the demo.

Capture, Digitise & More
Dtek and Phase One
Rosalind Franklin Pavilion, Wellcome Genome Campus
(on-site with the AHFAP Conference)

Maximum number of people: 25
Duration: 5 hours
Time: 10:00 to 15:00
To book a place follow this link to Eventbrite. (opens in a new window)
Morning refreshments and lunch provided for all attendees

This is a hands-on session for 25 people, where you can experience for yourself film scanning and flat art reproduction using Phase One’s flagship iXG and XF Camera Systems and Capture One CH software. You are welcome to bring along your own samples to try for yourself and see the results that can be obtained. In addition, we will have a 100MP Phase One aerial camera, iXU-1000, mounted on a drone for high-end aerial capture of monuments, excavation sites, etc.

A Wellcome Genome Campus parking permit will be required if attendee’s are parking at the venue, please use your Day One parking permit.