INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
We will examine different types of photographic processes, from daguerreotypes to digital. We will consider physical make-up, significance within collections, how the materials are used, storage considerations and other issues. The class will be taught in the Paper Lab and there will be several field trips. We will visit some of the iconic collections such as the Gernsheim Collection at the Ransom Center, and we'll see some of the more hidden materials like the Man Ray images in the Alexander Architectural Archive. We will have at least one guest speaker we may make some photographs in the lab. There are no pre-requisites other than an interest in photography. The information from the class should be useful if you plan to work with photographic collections. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. I have not decided what the assignments will be and I don't have a reading list yet.