2016 Conference – Day Two

The 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 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.

Open Studios

National Portrait Gallery
Collections photography in a small studio: Photographing the NPG’s works on paper, miniatures & medallions

Maximum number of people: 10
Duration: 20 minutes
Time: 10.20 & 1.50

National Portrait Gallery
39-45 Orange Street

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Hugh Gilbert and Phil Conrad – Open studio with a hangar full of drones

Hugh Gilbert and Phil Conrad will have an open studio, to show and tell AHFAP visitors a little more about the business of applying the opportunities that unmanned aerial vehicles or drones bring to the Cultural History sector.

At the studio, which is normally used for photographing art works, we will have our fleet of Drones on display for visitors to see and gain some insight as to the capability of the various machines.

We will be able to answer questions on how to go about starting to engage with the astonishing photographic potential this equipment offers; and visitors will be able to see up close what the equipment is and also its capability.

Both Phil and Hugh have been photographers for many years and have come together to work in this exciting new arena that has horizons that keep retreating.

Our work has primarily been in the field of Aerial Panoramas and Aerial Survey work. Increasingly though, mapping and three-dimensional imaging is being talked about, and these are coming closer to being an achievable skill for the professional photographer.

80-100 Gwynne Road
SW11 3UW

Maximum number of people: 8
Duration: 1 hour
Times: 10.00am, 11.30am & 2.00pm

To book on the 10.00am tour follow this link to Eventbrite. (opens in a new window)
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3D scanning of painted surfaces: workflow and applications
Xavier Aure Calvet

This workshop will include a demonstration of 3D scanning of painted surfaces with the Lucida Scanner developed by Factum Arte. There will be an introduction to the workflow, from capture to processing, and how the resulting data can be used and integrated with existing image based techniques.

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square

Arrive at staff entrance on Trafalgar Square, the black door left of the portico.

Maximum number of people: 10
Duration: 90 minutes
Time: 11.00 & 2.30

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Tate’s move to Digital x-ray
An opportunity to view Tate’s new digital x-ray system launched in January this year, replacing our old x-ray set with a more powerful one and specially designed art table.

No photography is permitted whilst in the studio.
Maximum number of people: 10
Duration: 40 minutes
Times: 11.00 and 2.00

Tate Britain

Enter via staff entrance on John Islip Street.
Walk through the car park heading towards the far right corner, go down the steps and you are there.
Ask for Marcella Leith.

To book on the 11.00am tour follow this link to Eventbrite. (opens in a new window)
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Unlimited Film Scanning with Phase One

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Join Phase One to see their all new Film Scanning Solution. Phase One has developed a brand new Film Capture Stage with new Film Holders for all popular film sizes as well as glass negatives, designed for both careful handling of the film as well as holding it flat to ensure perfect results. We will be using our new electronic shutter in the Xf IQ3 100MP Camera System. With no moving parts and no wear and tear, the system can provide an infinite number of captures without any need for shutter repairs.

The workshop will run from 10:30 until 13:00. We invite all attendees to join us for lunch at the Courtauld Institute of Art afterwards, and there will also be an opportunity to see a display of prints made from 11”x14” glass plate negatives from the de Laszlo Gift of Paul Laib Negatives by Veronica Bailey.

We plan a small workshop with an opportunity for hands on with the Film Scanning Solution, so we are limiting the number of places to 20.

The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House

Maximum number of people: 20
Duration: 2.5 hours
Time: 10.30

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Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines and its daily use  
Hans van Dormolen & Tony Harris

In this workshop come and see how Hans modified Tony’s 2D photography workflow at the Government Art Collection using software tools and test charts that Tony already had to enable it to meet the Metamorfoze guidelines. So come along and see how you might implement one of fundamental parts of the forthcoming International Standard (ISO) for Digitising Cultural Heritage Materials. (opens in a new window)

Government Art Collection
Queens Yard
179a Tottenham Court Road

Map and directions (Adobe PDF)

Maximum number of people: 30
Duration: 2.5 hours including a 15 minute break.
Time: 2.00pm

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