Holography in the Modern Museum – one day conference, 19 September 2008, De Montfort University, Leicester



ANNOUNCEMENT OF A ONE DAY CONFERENCE
HOSTED BY THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY HOLOGRAPHY GROUP AT DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY 19th September 2008

TITLE: “HOLOGRAPHY IN THE MODERN MUSEUM”
THEME: TO PROMOTE THE USE AND UNDERSTANDING OF HOLOGRAPHY BY THE MUSEUM WORLD

– Display Holography is a tool that has been used by various museums around the world since the medium was first developed in the 1960s but its use is occasional rather than commonplace.

– Very few Museum curators have any experience of Fine Art holography and consequently holography features very rarely in museum shows.

– The conservation of holography is a subject that has had very little research.

The goal of the conference is to address some of these issues by inviting speakers with experience of working in the various areas and by inviting museum professionals to attend.

ANCILLARY EVENTS:

AN EXHIBITION ILLUSTRATING THE VARIOUS USES OF HOLOGRAPHY IN MUSEUMS

– Reproduction and Documentation of Museum artefacts

– Gift shop products

– Promotional material

– Didactic displays

A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOLOGRAM, THEIR DISPLAY AND STORAGE

– Giving museum personnel the opportunity to examine and handle holograms and to ask questions about their use and conservation

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Chairman. Dr. Martin Richardson – Royal College of Art graduate and fine artist. Has exhibited widely and worked in holographic education. Currently Professor of Modern Holography with De Montfort University, Leicester

Prof.Hans Bjelkhagen – a world-renowned scientist and expert on holographic emulsions and museum displays

Rob Munday – a leading British holographer with many successful museum commissions among his varied commercial holographic work

John Perry – the world’s foremost producer of large-format holograms, responsible for many museum commissions and artist collaborations

Yves Gentet – one of the leading proponents of full-colour holographic displays

Vladimir Markov – a pioneer of Soviet holography and its use in museums

Jonathan Cope – RCA graduate, fine artist and former British Museum employee with experience of design and manufacture of holographic merchandise

John Webster – pioneer of the use of holography for museum conservation projects

Paul Barefoot – Director of Holophile Inc, and formerly of the New York Museum of Holography, with 30 years experience of touring holographic exhibitions

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