Программа научной конференции в рамках выставки «Уильям Генри Фокс Тальбот. У истоков фотографии»

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts held the Conference within the exhibition ‘William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography’ on March, 21 – March, 22, 2018.

21 March 2018, Wednesday

9:00–9:30 Participants registration

9:30–9:45 Opening speech by Marina Loshak, Director of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

9:45–10:00 Opening speech by Olga Averyanova, Head of Art of Photography Department at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Curator of the exhibition “William Henry Fox Talbot. At the Origins of Photography”


SESSION I (10:00–12:00)

10:00–10:20 Joel Snyder (USA), Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History, Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago; Co-editor “Critical Inquiry”

William Henry Fox Talbot’s Photogenic Drawing Problems and Some of his Solutions: 1839–1846. Video report

10:30–10:50 Dr. Geoffrey Belknap (UK), Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology at the National Science and Media Museum (Bradford)

The Print after Photography. Talbot and the Invention of the Photographic Print

11:00–11:20 Shreya Mukherjee (India), Research Scholar, Department Of Art History, Kala-Bhavana at Visva-Bharati University (West-Bengal)

Tracing the Impact and Addressing the Visual Aesthetic of Calotype in Colonial India
11:30–11:50 Elena Barkhatova (Russia), PhD in Art History, Head of Prints Department at the National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg)

“Paper Light-Painting” by William Henry Fox Talbot in St. Petersburg (Russian text)

12:00–13:00 Break


SESSION II (13:00–15:30)

13:00–13:20 Maria Medvedeva (Russia), PhD in History, Head of Scholarly Archive, Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Science (St. Petersburg)

Two Talbotypes from Archive Collection of the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Science

13:30–13:50 Yana Romanova (Russia), Chief Curator of the State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO (St. Petersburg)

Early British Photography in the ROSPHOTO Collection

14:00–14:20 Anastasia Vasilchenko (Russia), Senior Researcher at the State Historical Museum (Moscow)

New Evidence in the History of Early Photography in Russia. Calotype from Sergei N. Korsakov’s Archive (Russian text)

14:30–14:50 Tatyana Zhekova (Russia), Senior Researcher at the Polytechnic Museum (Moscow). Galina Talipova (Russia), Researcher at the Polytechnic Museum (Moscow)

Early Photography Experiments in the Collection of the Polytechnic Museum (Russian text)

15:00–15:30 Break


SESSION III (15:30–17:30)

15:30–15:50 Olga Mentyukova (Russia), Head of Scientific Background Sub-department at the Manuscripts Department, the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow)

One-Layer Photographic Prints in the Collection of the Manuscripts Department at the State Tretyakov Gallery (Russian text)

16:00–16:20 Irina Panchenko (Russia), Senior Researcher at the Image Archive Sub-department of the Photography, Film and Video Department, the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg)

Early Works of Portrait Photography from the Collection of the State Russian Museum (Russian text)

16:30–16:50 Natalya Avetyan (Russia), PhD in Art History, Senior Researcher at the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg)

Key Research Methods of the Early Russian Photography Works of Art (Russian text)

17:00–17:20 Tatyana Sayatina (Russia), Head of Photograph Restoration Laboratory at the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg). Co-authors: Natalya Avetyan, Daria Brovkina, Alexander Kosolapov, Natalya Laitar, Olga Eberts

Preparation of the Exhibition “The Levitsky ‘Light-Painting’ Studio. Early Russian Photography in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum”

17:30–17:50 Marina Davydova (Russia), Researcher at the Art of Photography Department, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow)

Salt Paper Prints by Pierre Choumoff from the Collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Problems of Identification (Russian text)

22 March 2018, Thursday

9:30–10:00 Participants registration


SESSION I (10:00–12:00)

10:00–10:20 Elena Kalistratova (Russia), Fine Art Restorer at the Library Collection Restoration Department, the Russian State Library (Moscow);
Tatyana Kravchenko (Russia), Head of Section at the V.V. Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design (Zhukovsky)

Some Technological Aspects of Photography Restoration (Russian text)

10:30–10:50 Nadezhda Maslennikova (Russia), Conservator, Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site (Moscow)

Experience of Restoration of the Ruined Cyanotypes, Some Notes and Observations (Russian text)

11:00–11:20 Alexey Kashcheyev (Russia), Head of Preventive Conservation Sub-department, the Library Collection Restoration Department, the Russian State Library (Moscow)

Preventive Conservation of Monochrome Photographic Prints: Salt Paper Print, Cyanotype (Russian text)

  Margarita Dalibando (Russia), Conservator, Head of Photograph Restoration Workroom, Department of Science-Based Restoration, the State Historical Museum (Moscow).
Dmitry Zolotarev (Russia), Conservator of Photograph Restoration Workroom, Department of Science-Based Restoration, the State Historical Museum (Moscow)

Ceremony of Coronation of Alexander II of Russia. Restoration of the Unique Photographs of 1856 (Russian text)

11:40–12:00 Dr. Kelley Wilder (UK), Director, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University (Leicester)

Digital Talbot: the Impact of Digital Sources on Talbot Scholarship. Video report

12:00–13:00 Break


SESSION II (13:00–15:30)

13:00–13:20 Artem Loginov (Russia), Independent Researcher, Art Historian, Curator of Photographic Projects

Talbot vs Daguerre: Authentic Actuality or Creative Reality (Russian text)

13:30–13:50 Irina Chmyreva (Russia), PhD in Art History Academic Secretary at the Department of Russian Art of the 20th Century, Research Institute of the Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts (Moscow)

Scene in Early Photography. Classicistic World Model in New Technologic Reality (Russian text)

14:00–14:20 Alexey Loginov (Russia), Professor of the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow)

Replicable Photography in Russia: from Art to Ideology (Russian text)

14:30–14:50 Olga Averyanova (Russia), PhD in Art History, Head of Art of Photography Department at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow)

Photogenic Drawing and Rayography. The Questions of Indexicality (Russian text)

15:00–15:20 Dr. Mirjam Brusius (UK), Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute London and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

Talbot’s Many Guises. Photographs between Libraries, Museums and the Market

15:30–16:00 Break


SESSION III (16:00–18:00)

16:00–16:20 Irina Terentyeva (Russia), Researcher at the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg)

Negative-Positive Process as a Means of Development of Reproduction Genre in Photography (Russian text)

16:30–16:50 Anna Kask (Russia), PhD in Art History, Curator of Collection at the Visual Information Department, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow).

Photography and Reproducing the Painting in the 19th century. Firm “Franz Hanfstaengl” (Russian text)

17:00–17:20 Elena Lopatina (Russia), Independent Researcher, in 1995–2017–Curator of Photography Equipment Collection at the Polytechnic Museum (Moscow)

Some Aspects of the Coherence of Development of the One-Step and Two-Step Photographic Processes, Camera and Photographic Lenses in the Second and Third Quarter of the 19th Century and their Influence on Photographic Equipment and Technology in the End of the 19th Century (Russian text)

17:30–17:50 Nikita Yerofeev (Russia), Curator of Scientific Background Department of Photograph and Film Material at the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow)

Photography on Glass. “Lanterna Magica” by Francis Frith and Claude-Marie Ferrier from the Collection of the Tretyakov Gallery (Russian text)


End of the conference

19:00–20:30 Dr. Geoffrey Belknap (UK), Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology at the National Science and Media Museum (Bradford)

The Origins of Photography. Talbot and the National Science and Media Museum

Venue: Hall 29, the Main Building of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts