AHFAP Annual General Meeting Agenda
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, Monday 6 November, 1pm.
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of last meeting
2016 Minutes for approval (Adobe PDF)
- Chair’s report
- Treasurer’s report
- Membership Secretary’s report
- Associate Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) update
- Proposed name change
Motion: The Association shall change it’s name from the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) to the Association for Cultural and Heritage Photography (ACHP).
Notes: In general, the Charity Commissioners’ can accept any charity name unless it would be misleading, offensive or too similar to the name of an existing charity. The existing name has long been considered misleading considering the term ‘Fine Art Photography’ is now widely accepted as the term for the output of the artist photographer.
- Elections to the Committee
See 2017 Committee Nominations below
- Any other business
- Notice of next meeting
- Close of meeting
2017 Committee Nominations
Nominations have been received for the following:
Digital Imaging Technician
I would like to apply to join the AHFAP Committee as the Webteam Officer.
I’ve been working in a small photographic team of two at the Parliamentary Archives since February 2014 and I’ve been Deputy Chair of the AHFAP Libraries & Archives Special Interest Group since October 2016. My involvement in AHFAP has given me the opportunity to engage in a wider professional field and has aided my photographic skills and development. I’d like to continue this by joining the AHFAP Committee as a Webteam Officer.
I will bring my web and computer skills to the role and support the Committee. Imaging for social media forms part of my role at the Parliamentary Archives and I am familiar with many of the web and social media platforms used by AHFAP. I would be an active and enthusiastic member of the Committee and believe that my experience and expertise are appropriate for the role.
My career is based in the heritage sector and I started out studying for a BA in Archeological Practice at King Alfred’s College Winchester followed by an MA in Roman Archaeology at the University of Southampton (spending a semester at the British School in Rome). I worked for English Heritage and at the Museums & Arts department of Harrogate Borough Council before moving to my present role at the Parliamentary Archives.
Web Support Officer
I would like to put myself forward for the role of Webteam Support Officer.
I work two days a week for the RHS Lindley Library photographing their collections, one day a week for an antiques dealer, photographing objects and the rest of the time freelancing for whoever wants me, but mostly within the cultural heritage sector. I have been a member of AHFAP for a few years now (this is my third conference) and would like to give something back to the Association and take the opportunity to learn some new skills.
Events Support Officer
I would like to apply for the role of Events Support Co-Ordinator on the AHFAP Committee.
Having spent over 25 years working as a Medical Photographer, I was made redundant from the NHS in 2015, and decided to recently branch out into the freelance world. I am now a self-employed Commercial Photographer and I have undertaken a number of projects within the cultural heritage sector. I find this sector very rewarding and enjoy the synergies it shares with the Medical Photography world.
During my time in Medical Photography I was an active member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators, holding several roles on the IMI Council culminating in 2 years as the Institute Chairman, 2013-2015.
The roles I held on the IMI Council included:
• Regional Representative for London,
• National Regional Representative Co-Ordinator,
• Education Officer (responsible for Summer School),
• Conference Chairman (2 years running)
• Conference planning committee (various years)
The conference roles involved organising the annual symposium for IMI from original concept through organising and delivering a 2 day event that included; scientific presentations, workshops, trade liaison, exhibitions, finishing off with a banquet and awards ceremonies. In the regional roles I worked on arranging the smaller more regional events to compliment the annual event. I thoroughly enjoyed working on both the national and regional events and have gathered a vast knowledge of how to organise exciting and informative events for our professions.
I believe my experience in these roles makes me a great candidate for the role on the AHFAP Committee; my knowledge of running events of all shapes and sizes in a similar professional field will be invaluable in the AHFAP role.
I will bring a fresh approach coupled with enthusiasm and work hard to put on great events for the membership and wider cultural heritage community. I also see this as an exciting opportunity to gain a greater knowledge of this sector and forge new relationships with like-minded professionals.
Photography and Design Manager
The Jewish Museum
Before I was involved in the AHFAP committee I put forward the JM as a venue for the conference when we had reopened after the HLF redevelopment. I was co opted on the committee for the organisational role between AHFAP and the JM. Venue hire, catering, AV on the day and the speakers needs were all met. On day two I held an open studio with the Leaf back of the time and some of the Judaica from the collection which we were shooting at the time for the new catalogue.
Within my current role as Photographic and Design manager at the JM I am now involved in organising the themed day workshops/conferences we offer as part of the events programme for the current show, culminating in photographing the event for marketing and PR purposes. Most recent of these was ‘You know I’m no good’ a young women’s empowerment day themed around the Amy Winehouse exhibit.
At this years conference my role will be liaising with the sponsors for the set up on Sunday so we will be ready for delegates Monday AM.