Bowing Before Kings: Photograph Conservation in Thailand
The life-size portraits of the Kings Rama V (Chulalongkorn) and Rama VI (Vajiravudh) can be found hanging on the first floor of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. In the summer of 2011, conservators Gisela Harich and Stefanie Pfeifer examined the photographs, which are framed in heavy, gold frames and show serious insect damage, in order to thoroughly plan and organize their on-site restoration. Preliminary scientific analysis and further preparations were carried out in Germany. All required materials (including four large honeycomb panels) were sent as diplomatic luggage to Bangkok, where, from January 4 to 27, 2012, the photographs were restored and then, taking conservation aspects into account, reframed in their historical frames. They were then returned to the authority of the university in a solemn religious ceremony.
Die beiden Objekte und ihre Bedeutung - Klimatische Bedingungen - Zustand der Objekte - Planung der vorgesehenen Maßnahmen - Durchführung - Montage und Rahmung - Rückblick
the first representative of a new kind
: On the Production of Pictures and Books at Bruckmann
Publishers in Munich, 1858-1945 - Part 1: 1858-1918
This article examines the evolution of the publishing house founded by and named after Friedrich Bruckmann in 1858. Of primary interest are the companys products, which ranged from original photographs in practical folders to illustrated luxury publications and modern illustrated books. The focus is on the distribution of (original and printed) photographs, and consequently on the prototypical formation and evolution of a photographic publishing house. Part 1 (1858-1918) looks mainly at the fast-paced innovations in printing technology, which are characteristic of the 19th Century and which forcefully established new marketing channels and production options. The second part (1918-1945) primarily analyses the ideological function and the methods of functionalizing images in books. Together, the two articles thus attempt to make an exemplary contribution to the history of photography as a history of media.
1858-1895 - 1896-1918 - Anmerkungen
Reproducing Photographs: Max Hauttmanns Drawing
The use of photographic reproductions in art history, the paramount importance of this medium for the forming of this discipline in the late 19th century, as well as the concurrent criticism of how reproduction photographs were supposedly killing the live core of the artwork &endash; these themes are among the more intensively investigated areas of the scientific history of art history. What has so far remained unstudied, however, is that specifically these reproductions were often the basis for yet further reproduction. The fact that most slides in art-historical institutions were taken from photographs of art in books is not meant here. Rather, this article addresses the fact that countless art historians copied photographs of art or the slides used for projection in seminar rooms by tracing them. The status of these drawings, which more or less reverse the relationship between original and copy, is examined here.
Reproduktionen von Reproduktionen - Zeichnerische Operationen - Jenseits des auratischen Lichtbilds - Reproduktion und Selbst-Produktion - Anmerkungen
Relocation: The Kuper Daylight Studio in the LWL Open-Air
Two of the last original photographic studios of the late 19th century in Germany were rescued by open-air museums at the end of the 20th century. Now considered exceptional photo-historical structures, both the Hofmann studio in Kirchheim unter Teck in Baden-Württemberg, rebuilt within the Open-Air Museum Beuren (district of Esslingen), and the Kuper studio of Rietberg (district of Gütersloh), founded in 1891, have become accessible again. Following its closure in 1999, the Kuper studio was relocated to the Open-Air Museum Detmold, part of the Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (LWL), a few years ago. Together with the front building, the Schwenger townhouse from Rheda, which had been awaiting reconstruction at the museum, the Kuper studio has formed an ensemble dedicated to photography within the Paderborn Village since mid-2010. The photo studio from Rietberg presents an important aspect of historical handcraft to visitors and is also the starting point for the active engagement of the public with the disappearing techniques of analogue photography.
Zur Entwicklung des Fotoateliers in Rietberg - Das Gebäudeensemble im Museum - Rundgang durch das musealisierte Hausensemble - Fotografische Aktivitäten für Besucher - Anmerkungen
Pixelprojekt_Ruhrgebiet: On Occasion of the Tenth
Nearly 400 photo series of some 250 photographers and nearly 7,000 single images - this is Pixelprojekt_Ruhrgebiet's balance on its tenth birthday. This year, another 25 photographic series made by 23 photographers have contributed to the growing photographic memory of the region. The digital collection of artistic and documentary photographs (www.pixelprojekt-ruhrgebiet.de) sees itself as part of the local heritage and is complemented once a year through new photographs that have been picked by a jury. The first and foremost goal of the sponsoring association is to provide financial support for photography in the Ruhr region.
Wie begann, was wurde - Es geht los! - Nicht nur eine digitale Sammlung - Einige Worte zur Qualität - Ausblick
A Window to the World: Fuhrmanns
Kaiserpanorama in the collection of the German
In 2005, the German Historical Museum acquired a large group of glass stereo transparencies belonging to Fuhrmanns Kaiserpanorama from the collector Erhard Senf. In the fall of 2011, this unique group of transparencies was digitized, and it is being catalogued since the summer of 2012. From 2014 on, the stereo photographs should be searchable through the museums online database and accessible for use through the image archive.
Das Fuhrmannsche Kaiserpanorama - Bilderzyklen - Die Glasstereodias im Deutschen Historischen Museum - Die Digitalisierung und Inventarisierung des Bestands seit 2011 - Anmerkungen