2014 UK Conference

The 2014 annual UK Conference & AGM was held on 27th November in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium at the Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.

Twitter hashtag #ahfap14

Day One
‘Best practice?’ is the theme of this year’s conference. Technology is continually improving digital photography and we must manage this change. What do you consider to be best practice now in the production, storage and delivery of your images? Do you plan to introduce new methods? Is open access a threat or an opportunity? Have you got to grips with Metamorfoze? What developments or obstacles to your work do you see ahead?

Notice of AGM
The AGM was held at 1pm.
Download the AGM Agenda (Adobe PDF)

Conference MarketPlace
A selection of suppliers and manufacturers were present, full details are on our 2014 Conference Sponsors page.

Conference abstracts page – for further details of the talks.

9:00 Registration – Tea and coffee
10:00 Introduction Tony Harris, AHFAP Chair
10:15 Keynote: 2+3D Photography – practice and prophecies – A look at the future of digitisation Cecile van der Harten, Head of Imaging Department, Rijksmuseum
10:45 Heritage Imaging at UCL, Showcasing work by: Dr Alejandro Giacometti, Professor Adam Gibson, Mona Hess, John Hindmarch, Lindsay Macdonald, Kazim Pal, Professor Stuart Robson, Professor Melissa Terras, and Dr Tim Weyrich Dr Tim Weyrich, Department of Computer Science, UCL
11:15 Striking a Chord for Digitisation: focussing on musical instrument collections. From 2009-2011, the University of Edinburgh was the lead partner in a major European funded project entitled MIMO, Musical Instrument Museums Online Norman Rodger, Projects and Innovation Manager, University of Edinburgh
11:45 Heritage Lottery Funded Skills for the Future programme, a photographic trainee technician’s experience at Tate. Rose Hilson Summers, Tate
12:00 Lunch
1:00 AGM (attendance optional)
1:30 3D Documentation of Heritage Collections. The work of the Cultural Informatics Research Group (CIRG) at Brighton University. Dr Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, CIRG, University of Brighton
2:00 ‘How do you do that?’ The need for continuing professional development (CPD), in 3D imaging, for image makers working in the cultural and heritage sector. Matt Faber, JISC Digital Media
2:30 IPTC, SCREM and why we need embedded metadata in heritage. An update on the initiative to include more data fields in IPTC and the follow- up to that project, SCREM Sarah Saunders, Electric Lane
3:00 Afternoon break – Sponsored by Extensis  extensis logo
3:30 DIY Image Quality. A brief introduction and demonstration on how to use tools available on the web to evaluate the image quality of your camera systems. Colin White – Photography and Digital Imaging
4:00 Eye in the sky – the work of the RCAHMS Aerial Survey Team and photographic recording of man’s impact on the Scottish landscape. Robert M Adam, Aerial Photographer, RCAHMS
4:30 An Unusual Career Path, From Archaeologist to Museum Photographer Kira Zumkley, Project Photographer, Science Museum
5:00 Close

Conference abstracts page – for further details of the talks.

Day One – Registration and payment information
AHFAP members – £30
Non-members – £70

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Day 2
Day 2 is a day of social activities consisting of one morning and afternoon visit to a cultural heritage venue. Maximum capacity is generally 25 per visit, so places are limited and must be booked in advance. Entry costs are strictly pay at the venue, we cannot issue a combined Day 1 & 2 invoice.

The morning visit was to the Wellcome Trust for a guided tour around the Medicine Now and Medicine Man exhibitions. The afternoon consisted of a visit to the Cinema Museum, please visit the Cinema Museum’s website for more details.