Gawain WeaverGawain Weaver: Conservation and Consulting Services in the Care of Historic and Fine Art Photographs

Workshops

Workshops are offered across the United States on an on-going basis, and online registration is available below. Upcoming workshops will be announced here as soon as their details are confirmed. Workshops offered regularly by institutions or other instructors are also listed below. The 4-day Care and ID workshops often fill to capacity in a short time, so register early to ensure a place. 

Care and Identification of Photographs

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

Care and ID IN-PERSON is a 4-day hands-on intensive workshop. The combination of small class size (no more than 15 students) and the 4-day course length makes this a unique course that gives students the time and instruction necessary to gain practical working knowledge of photographic identification and care.

Upcoming Dates and Registration

2020 is a wrap! In-person workshops are on hold until further notice. Please contact Gawain Weaver about hosting a workshop in the future: e-mail Gawain

Registration Includes:

  • 4-day in-person workshop
  • 260-page color notebook
  • 60x LED handheld microscope
  • OPTIONAL: Basic Photographic Sample Set

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Care and ID ONLINE is a seven-week online course offered twice per year. The course is structured around weekly topics that are taught through video lectures, quizzes, and other learning materials that students absorb at their own pace, while a weekly online video chat allows for questions, feedback from the instructor, and demonstrations of print ID techniques. Cutting-edge online teaching tools are used to make this online course as similar as possible to the in-person workshop experience.

Upcoming Dates and Registration

Online workshops are taught once or twice each year. When workshops are scheduled they will be posted here.

Registration Includes:

  • 7-week online course
  • Basic Photographic Sample Set
  • 60x LED handheld microscope
 

"Can't thank you enough, Gawain! Your knowledge, and the presentation of it, far exceeded expectations."

—Jean Marie Smart, Visual Resources Curator, University of Arizona

"I loved your workshop! It was incredibly informative and so much fun. The course format kept things interesting and provided untedious reinforcement of unfamiliar subject areas, and your command of the subject, ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly, patience, and sense of humor really made it all worthwhile. Yours is probably the best workshop I've ever attended. Thanks!"

—April Gage, Archivist, NASA Ames Research Center

 

Advanced Photograph Conservation Workshops

Customized workshops for your institution can be arranged for any length of time and on a wide variety of topics relating to the care, conservation, and technical history of photographic materials. Past workshops have focused on an in-depth understanding of the history, nature, and deterioration of the gelatin silver print, and the care and identification of color photography from the 19th century to today's inkjet prints. An extensive collection of sample prints from the entire history of photography is used to illustrate and provide hands-on experience for students in the identification and understanding of photographic and photomechanical processes. Please contact Gawain Weaver directly to discuss how a customized workshop can be planned to meet your needs.

 

Custom Workshops

Customized workshops for your institution can be arranged for any length of time and on a wide variety of topics relating to the care, conservation, and technical history of photographic materials. Past workshops have focused on an in-depth understanding of the history, nature, and deterioration of the gelatin silver print, and the care and identification of color photography from the 19th century to today's inkjet prints. An extensive collection of sample prints from the entire history of photography is used to illustrate and provide hands-on experience for students in the identification and understanding of photographic and photomechanical processes. Please contact Gawain Weaver directly to discuss how a customized workshop can be planned to meet your needs.

 

Other Workshops in the United States

The George Eastman Museum offers a series of workshops taught by process historian Mark Osterman and others. Some of these workshops offer hands-on instruction in the creation of historic photographic processes combined with the viewing of historic prints from the George Eastman Museum collection. Mark has a remarkably deep hands-on knowledge of these processes and these workshops offer a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of specific processes.

For registration and further information see George Eastman Museum Workshop Info

basic sample set

Sample Sets

The Basic Sample Set was created as a starter set of eighteen photographic and photomechanical processes to be used in workshops on the care and identification of photographs. Visit the store.

Woman in Lavender Dress
Process: Tri-color Carbro