El Retouching Scientific Photography – The Glass Plate Negatives Collection at the Natural History and Science Museum – University of Porto

Resumen

his work presents a part of a research project on retouching gelatin glass plate photographic negatives, its intentions, impact of the practice on the image and object and its current state of conservation. This is a case study on the use of retouching techniques on a scientific collection belonging to the former Dr. Mendes Correia Anthropology Institute, of the Natural History and Science Museum - University of Porto (MHNC-UP). In scientific photography there is a need for a rigorous record and true representation, which sets apart this type of photographic collection from others. Any alterations, such as retouching, should therefore have little or none aesthetic intentions. Retouched negatives were identified in this scientific and academic collection, and allowed to ascertain the purpose of their use and support the need for its preservation.

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Presently a Researcher and PhD student at the School of Arts, CITAR, Catholic University of Porto. Has a Master in Science in Conservation by Nova of Lisbon in 2013 and a degree in Art - Conservation and Restoration of Paintings by School of Arts, UCP in 2007. Fellow in Conservation and Restoration at the Laboratory HERCULES, University of Évora from 2013 to 2015. In Spain, 2009, she obtained training and internship at the Conservation and Restoration Institute of Valencia in the Documents department.
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Degree in Conservation and Restoration, and post-graduation in Art Expertise, Master's degree in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Geosciences. She started her professional activity in 1996 having joined several working teams in the field of Easel Painting, wooden Sculpture and Photography collections Conservation. Since 2005 lecturer and a researcher at the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University (EA/UCP). Since 2016 coordinator of the Master's Degree in Conservation and Restoration in the same School.  Member of the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) at EA/UCP and of the Research Center of Geobiosciences, Geotechnologies and Geoengineering (GeoBioTec) of the University of Aveiro.

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Degree in History - Archeology from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon in 2002, holds a Master degree in Geoarchaeology from the Faculty of Science of University of Lisbon in 2008. Coordinator of several archaeological interventions, one of mention, the coordination of the Study of the Pre-History at the Vale do Sabor. Since 2015 is responsible for the Archeology, Ethnography and Physics Anthropology departments of the Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto.

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Director of the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University where she also theaches. Researcher at the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) in the same School. Has a PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in 2010 and Master in Art History from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova of Lisbon in 1993 and a degree in the same area by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto in 1985. Member of the Portuguese Association of Art Historians and of the International Association of Art Critics.

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Publicado
2017-12-16
Cómo citar éste artículo
CORTES PEREIRA, Catarina Luísa et al. El Retouching Scientific Photography – The Glass Plate Negatives Collection at the Natural History and Science Museum – University of Porto. Ge-conservación, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 12, p. 101-110, dic. 2017. ISSN 1989-8568. Disponible en: <http://ge-iic.com/ojs/index.php/revista/article/view/540>. Fecha de acceso: 21 jul. 2018

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