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Conference on the Work of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

The National Media Museum (NMeM) and the Getty Conservation Institute are pleased to present "Niépce in England," an international conference on recent advances in scientific, art-historical, and conservation research related to photographic plates brought to England in 1827 by pioneering photographer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce.

This two-day conference, to be held October 13–14, 2010, at the National Media Museum in Bradford, United Kingdom, will present results from new, unpublished research and scientific investigations undertaken by the NMeM and the GCI on three Niépce plates in the Royal Photographic Society Collection at the NMeM.

Registration to the conference is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in May 2010. Please contact the National Media Museum ( to receive registration information.

This conference is supported by a number of organizations and private individuals, including the Royal Photographic Society, the Wilson Centre for Photography, the University of Bolton, and the National Gallery, London.

Further information on the GCI's Research on the Conservation of Photographs project can be found on the GCI Web site.