Hear from collectors and curators as they discuss collectors' motivations, the issues of attribution and dating and other challenges of collecting. Discover how institutions benefit from collectors' instincts, expertise, and knowledge of the photography market. Bring your own 19th century photographs from your collection or family archive for a chance to have them analyzed by experts.
Ron Cowie, a fine art photographer and instructor at the New England School of Photography will demonstrate how 19th century photographs were made using the wet plate collodion process.
Roundtable speakers: photography collectors William B. Becker, Dan Colucci and Greg French; moderated by Francois Brunet, Professor of American Studies and the History of Photography at the University of Paris, and Gary Van Zante, Curator of Architecture, Design and Photography at the MIT Museum.
This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Daguerre's American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography.
The exhibition will be open to the public during the program.