2015 Conference – Day Two

We organised a programme of Open Studio visits and Workshops for Day Two.
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 will be online via Eventbrite only and no correspondence can be entered into.
  • Online booking for the Open Studios closed on 16 October because each institution requires details in advance for security purposes. As a result tickets are not be transferable or on Day One of the conference.
  • Online booking for the Workshops closed at the end of Day One and tickets are also not transferable.
  • 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.


Workshop One – Implementing Metamorfoze
Carola van Wijk, Staff photographer, Image Department, Rijksmuseum
Henni van Beek, Staff photographer Printroom Online, Rijksmuseum

Location – Government Art Collection, Tottenham Court Road, London
Arrive from 10.15am start 10.30am
Duration: 2 hours with a short break
Capacity: 25 persons

Carola and Henni showed how Metamorfoze is integrated into their work on a daily basis. Standardised photography with agreed guidelines is extremely important for a consistent technical and scientific review of objects. Based on their experiences, Carola and Henni showed how the decisions were made in the photography of museum objects. The established workflow was achieved after an extensive testing process which involved the curator and the conservator, so to that both parties would be satisfied with the result.

Workshop Two – 360-Degree Panoramic Photography

Hugh Gilbert, Photographer, Photography for Artists, UK
Location – Government Art Collection, Tottenham Court Road, London
Arrive from 1.45pm start 2pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: 25 persons

This workshop focussed on demonstrating a workflow from start to finish, the making of the 360-degree photograph and its conversion from stitched images to the Virtual Reality environment. A Virtual Reality museum guide was shown to give context to the workshop.

Workshop attendees had the opportunity to make their own panoramic images on equipment provided. A pamphlet describing the principles of panoramic imagery, the new uses of VR imagery, including peripheral photography, together with a summary of panorama in history was given to attendees.

Open Studios
Visits to Museum & Gallery Photographic studios were held at the following institutions:

V&A (Blythe House) – Arrive from 1.45pm start 2.00pm
Capacity: 8 persons

Science Museum (Blythe House) – Arrive from 3.15pm start 3.30pm
Capacity: 8 persons

Imperial War Museum – Arrive from 10.00am start 10.15am
Capacity: 10 persons

Tate Britain – Arrive from 11.15am start 11.30am
Capacity: 10 persons

All tours last between 30 and 45 minutes.