MANAGEMENT, STUDY AND DISSEMINATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS
Academic coordination | Tutoring
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.
3 modules in 15 sessions
GABRIELA GONZÁLEZ REYES
She studied photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografía. 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 Chief Curator of the Museo Universitario de 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 dissemination project of the Manuel Ramos Photographic Archive. She is a member of the Permanent Seminar on Image and Documentation. Founder of the Observatorio del Patrimonio Fotográfico, an interactive platform for registration and diagnosis www.fotobservatorio.mx. She is founder and co-director of Hydra. In 2018 she received support from program IberMemoria Sonora y Audiovisual through the project Cine Memoria y Modernidad: Manuel Ramos (1874-1945). In addition to generating marketing, educational, editorial and archive rescue projects from Hydra, she coordinates the projects: El círculo cromático en la obra de Bob Schalkwijk and Levantamiento del Patrimonio Fotográfico Mexicano del Fotobservatorio, thanks to the support of program de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales del FONCA . She is coordinator of CONTENDOC's Sub Committee for the Cataloguing of Photographic Documents, which developed the Mexican Cataloguing Standard.
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 collections area of 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. Researcher at the Centre for Documentation, Information and Research ARKHEIA/MUAC-UNAM. She is currently a professor-researcher for the Master's degree in Conservation of Documentary Assets at the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography (ENCRyM)INAH.
MODULE 1. STUDY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS AND WORKS.
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).
Formation of collections of cultural property in the world and in Mexico.
Recognition of analogue and digital techniques.
Analysis and critique of documentary sources. Recent discussions on photographic theory.
Analysis and critique of oral sources (interviews, testimonies, oral and life histories). Problematisation of issues and research questions.
Image description and visual analysis.
MODULE 2. MANAGEMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS AND WORKS.
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).
Diagnosis of works (clinical records, reports and recognition of deterioration).
Preventive conservation measures. Part 1. Handling, storage, placing in stable guards.
Preventive conservation measures. Part 2. Monitoring of environmental conditions.
Typologies of collections
Intellectual monitoring. Inventory criteria, cataloguing and database systems management.
MODULE 3. PROCESSES FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS AND WORKS OF ART
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)
Certification, publishing, printing and rights management + Copyright Conference.
Curatorial and exhibition projects. Part 1. (Exercises on specific cases to be worked on by the participants on the elaboration of lists of works and curatorial structure by nuclei).
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).
Visit to PIQL Mexico
Development and management of publishing projects.