NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed Nov 19th, 2014
The Techniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype – Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson is an artist-practitioner, teacher, and historian of the daguerreotype. He works with the AMC collection in Toronto, serving as researcher and conservator. He has researched and written on the studio practice of Southworth and Hawes (Boston) for the Young America catalogue and for the Daguerreian Society annual.
He has made Daguerreotypes to support conservation research for the George Eastman House, The Metropolitan Museum, the Library of Congress and his own initiatives.
Come on out and share an interesting evening with Mike. The public is welcome. Go to our Programs page for times and directions.
Mike teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in 19th Century Photographic Processes at Ryerson University in Toronto and has taught Daguerreotype workshops in Canada, the United States, England and France. He is well known to members of this society as its president for the period 2003 – 2005.
Mike is currently a PhD candidate with DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK. His dissertation, like this presentation, is titled, The Techniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype.