DIPLOMA

2 June to 12 September 2018.

MANAGEMENT, STUDY AND DISSEMINATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS

Academic coordination | Tutoring 
Gabriela Gonzalez Reyes 
Eugenia Macías Guzmán 
The application of best practices in institutional photographic archives, private collections or personal archives is the best way to ensure the protection of this artistic and historical heritage. This diploma course aims to provide working tools for authors, specialists, researchers, archive staff and those interested in the management, study and dissemination of photographic collections. 

Through the work developed in the different sessions, participants will recognise mechanisms of preservation and manipulation of collections, visual analysis and documentary sources, inventories, cataloguing, database systems management, copyright, curatorial, exhibition and editorial projects. Photographers will also encounter archival management strategies when incorporating them into their work processes. 

The diploma course will include a program of four lectures given by special guests linked to different photographic collections. 
During three and a half months, 3 modules will be developed in 15 Saturday sessions, from 9 am to 3 pm. From 26 May to 1 September 2018.

GABRIELA GONZÁLEZ REYES

Studied photography, densitometry and zone system at the Active School of Photography. She has studies in Philosophy and Art History. She specialised in conservation, cataloguing and administration of photographic archives, as well as cultural management and promotion. She consolidated the collections and served as deputy director of Centro de la Imagen. She was coordinator of Visual Arts at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, UNAM. She collaborated with the magazine Luna Córnea as guest editor and has participated in the compilation, editing and care of 12 publications on photography and in five exhibition catalogues in which she has been curator. She was curator of Funds and Collections of the María and Héctor García Foundation. She also coordinated the rescue project of this foundation and a project to disseminate the Manuel Ramos Photographic Archive, which she developed with the support of program de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales del FONCA. She is a member of the Seminario de Imagen y Documentación del Centro de la Imagen/CONACULTA and founder of the Observatorio del Patrimonio Fotográfico, an interactive platform for registration and photo-observatory diagnosis. She is the founder of Hydra, where together with Ana Casas Broda and Gerardo Montiel Klint she curated the exhibition and edited the book Develar y detonar. Fotografía en México ca. 1915 which was presented at the Festival PhotoEspaña 2015, the Festival FotoMx at the Centro Nacional de las Artes (2015 - 2016) and at The Mint Museum, Charlotte in North Carolina, USA (28 October 2017 to June 2018).

EUGENIA MACÍAS GUZMÁN

She initially studied Restoration of Movable Goods (Escuela Nacional de Conservación del INAH), Master in Social Anthropology (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios de Antropología Social [CIESAS]) and PhD in Art History (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México [UNAM]). She has worked as a cataloguer, curator and in the area of collections at the Visual Arts Department of Fundación Televisa, the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM-INBA), the Centro Cultural Clavijero (SECUM-mich.), Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas, Museo Morelense de Arte Contemporáneo Juan Soriano (Morelos). She has taught at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (ENCRYM-INAH), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and currently at the Universidad de Morelia. She has been awarded the INAH Paul Coremans Prize (2000), in 2008 she received the Richard Gilder Award (2008) from the American Museum of Natural History (USA), in 2015 the Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association (USA), and from January to July she was a candidate for the National System of Researchers. She is currently a researcher at the Centro de documentación, información e investigación ARKHEIA/MUAC-UNAM.

MODULE 1. STUDY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS AND WORKS.

26 May to 23 June 2018 

Guests: 
Fernando Osorio : Curator of Photographic and Audiovisual Heritage (Mexico). 
Deborah Klochko, Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA (USA).
Alejandro Castellanos : researcher at Cenidiap (Mexico).

THEME

26 May, 2018 |Formation of cultural property collections in the world and in Mexico 
June 2, 2018 | Recognition of analogue and digital techniques. 
June 9, 2018 | Analysis and critique of documentary sources. Recent discussions on photographic theory. 
June 16, 2018 | Analysis and critique of oral sources (interviews, testimonies, oral and life histories). Problematisation of issues and research questions. 
June 23, 2018 | Image description and visual analysis.

MODULE 2. MANAGEMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS AND WORKS.

30 June to 28 July 2018 
Guests:
Allen Blevins, former Director of the Bank of America Collection (United States). 
Ramon Pez | designer of editorial projects, communication campaigns, illustration and video. (Italy). 
Pedro Ángeles : Coordinator of the Information Unit for the Arts of the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM (Mexico).

THEME

June 30, 2018 : Diagnosis of works (clinical records, reports and recognition of deterioration). 
July 7, 2018 | Preventive conservation measures. Part 1. Handling, storage, placement in stable storage. 
July 14, 2018 | Preventive conservation measures. Part 2. Monitoring of environmental conditions.
21 July,2018 | Typologies of collections
July 28, 2018 | Intellectual monitoring. Inventory criteria, cataloguing and management of database systems.

MODULE 3. PROCESSES FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS AND WORKS OF ART

4 August to 1 September 2018 

Guests:
Lourdes Padilla : Head of the Legal Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas UNAM (Mexico). 
Ramon Pez | Designer of editorial projects, communication campaigns, illustration and video (Italy) 
Tutzumatzin Soto | Specialist in archiving processes and conceptualisation of audiovisual heritage (Mexico) 
Ana Casas Broda | Photographer (Spain/Mexico)

THEME

August 4, 2018 | Certification, editing, printing and rights management + Conference Copyright. 
August 11, 2018 | Curatorial and exhibition projects. Part 1. (Exercises of concrete cases to be worked on by the participants on the elaboration of lists of works and curatorial structure by nuclei). 
 18 August : Curatorial and exhibition projects. Part 2. (Continuation of exercises of concrete cases that have already begun to work with participants on the elaboration of room texts and strategies for the management of an exhibition space). 
 August 25, 2018 : Guided visit to the art fair MACO FOTO at the Centro Cultural Banamex. 
1 September, 2018 | Development and management m of editorial projectors.