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Preservation Strategies in a World of Access (Conservation Matters lecture)

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 7:00 p.m
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Admission: Free; reservations required.

The museums, libraries, and archives of Paris house thousands of irreplacable photographs and negatives documenting the architecture, history, and inhabitants of Paris, as well as the history of photography itself.

Hear about current efforts to preserve this vast and important photographic heritage from Anne Cartier-Bresson, chief curator and director of the Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris (ARCP), a public agency responsible for helping Paris's public collections restore and conserve photographs and negatives, while still making them accessible to the public.

About Anne Cartier-Bresson
Anne Cartier-Bresson studied history, archaeology, and conservation of works of art at the Sorbonne and holds a Ph.D. in the history of contemporary art with a specialization in photographic conservation. She teaches at the École du Louvre for the Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris.

Cartier-Bresson has been the director of the ARCP since 1983. She and her staff have worked with public collections in Paris on numerous conservation and restoration projects. Cartier-Bresson also organized Objectif Paris and Objectif Paris 2, exhibitions of photographic views of Paris drawn from five of the city's collections.

Read an article by Anne Cartier-Bresson on the role of research in photographic conservation.

About Conservation Matters
Conservation Matters is a series of occasional lectures hosted by the Getty Conservation Institute examining conservation issues from around the world. Future lectures will include a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation of the Declaration of Independence and a discussion of how science helped to conserve Michelangelo's Last Judgment, among other topics.

Anne Cartier-Bresson

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