Gary E. Albright  
Paper and Photograph Conservator

Qualifications

Gary Albright has been an art conservator in private practice since 2003.  From 1999-2003,  he was conservator at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, one of the premier collections of photography in the world.  Prior to that, he was senior paper and photograph conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center,  Andover, MA, where he was employed for almost 20 years.  Since 2003, Gary has been a visiting professor at the Buffalo State College art conservation program.  In 2010, he taught paper and photograph conservation for the Queen's University Art Conservation Program in Kingston, Ontario.  In addition to treatment and teaching, Gary has written well over 100 conservation assessments during his career.  These have included general assessments for the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), as well as many focused on paper and photograph collections. 

Gary has been a conservator for over 35 years.  He graduated from The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a Master of Science degree in 1978.  As part of his education he completed two internships, one in paper conservation at the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, and the other in photograph conservation at the University of Delaware.  In 1979, he was a founding member and became the first secretary/treasurer for the American Institute for Conservation Photographic Materials Group, the only professional organization in the country focused on photograph conservation.

Selected Publications    
"Jose Orraca and the Chemical Treatment of Photographs," Topics in Photographic Preservation, Volume 14, Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, D.C., 2011.

"The Story between Two Covers: The Treatment History of P. H. Emerson's Cuba Album," Topics in Photographic Preservation, Volume 13, Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, D.C., 2009.

"The Treatment of Wax-impregnated Paper Negatives," with Jiuan Jiuan Chen and Kate Jennings, Coatings on Photographs, Constance McCabe, ed., Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, D.C., 2005.

"Coatings used on Photographs by Ansel Adams," with Jiuan Jiuan Chen, Coatings on Photographs, Constance McCabe, ed., Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, D.C., 2005.

"Treatment Options for Paper Negatives," with Jiuan Jiuan Chen and Kate Jennings, Topics in Photographic Preservation, Volume 10, Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, D.C., 2003. 

"Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs," "Storage Enclosures for Photographic Materials," "Duplication of Historical Negatives," Preservation of Library & Archival Materials: A Manual, Sherelyn Ogden, ed., Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, 1999.

"A Short Review of Crayon Enlargements: History, Technique, and Treatment," with Michael Lee, Topics in Photographic Preservation, Volume 3, Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Washington, D.C., 1989. 

"The Conservation of Albumen Prints," Preprints, The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 8th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 22-25, 1980.



   





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