Conservation Science & the Daguerreotype 2

Conservation Science & the Daguerreotype



Tracing the history of the daguerreotype from Paris to Philadelphia, this lecture explores the various improvements made to Daguerre’s process and the ways in which it was used, examines the importance of Robert Cornelius as an American photographer, explains the history and ethics of conservation treatment and expands upon why conservation science-based research is necessary for the long-term preservation of our earliest national photographic treasures.

For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7721

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