Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Nov 21 2018 at 7:00 pm
In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall
Digitization Approaches to Photographic Albums – Daphne Yuen
Daphne has explored the relationship between photography and object materiality as a central theme throughout her career. She has investigated how photography questions and interprets reality in her photographic practice and academic research. This talk on her thesis (summarized in issue 44-2 of the Photographic Canadiana) investigates the current digitization approaches to photographic albums.
Daphne received a BFA in Photographic Studies and an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. She works in Hong Kong as an archives manager, where she facilitates the preservation, access, and acquisition of collections. For her Ryerson MA thesis, she surveyed practices at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England alongside the British Museum, British Library, and National Portrait Gallery. The thesis discusses the value in researching and recording these documentation methods as an integral yet often overlooked part of museums’ institutional history. Daphne examined the various digitization methods employed at each institution to understand how curatorial and technical factors influence the process and to observe the trends.
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