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ADFAS Members Preservation of Digital Prints and Contemporary Colour Photographs 

Martin Jürgens, a leading expert in the identification and preservation of digital and contemporary photographs, will present a brief history of these relatively new materials along with advice on their care and preservation needs. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and seek Martin’s expert advice about your digital prints.

About the presenter:

Martin Jürgens is conservator of photographs at the Rijksmuseum. Prior to coming to the Netherlands, he worked as a conservator in private practice in Hamburg, Germany, for nine years. He studied photography and design in Germany in the 1990s, then participated in the Certificate Program in Photographic Preservation at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Master of Science and from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, with a Master of Art Conservation. His areas of research and publishing, and his teaching worldwide have covered historic and contemporary photography and digital printing. Following a scholarship at the Getty Museum in 2006, the Getty Conservation Institute published his book The Digital Print: Identification and Preservation in 2009.