Upcoming ITP+ Course: Photography and Documentation

Claire Messenger, ITP Manager

From 4 – 8 December 2017, we will hold our second ITP+, focusing on photography and documentation. The course will provide our fellows with opportunities for further professional development, to reconnect with colleagues in the UK and to meet ITP colleagues with similar interests from across different years of the programme. It will also serve to enhance the potential for future collaborations and the creation of subject specialist networks.

Through a series of seminars, creative workshops, hands-on sessions and practical working groups, participants will broaden their understanding of how to develop, manage and deliver a documentation system to help manage their collections.  The course will also support and advise fellows on how to get the best from their photography, whatever equipment and space they have available.

ITP+ 2

Sessions will include:

  • The benefits and challenges of effective documentation
  • Planning your project and writing a documentation policy
  • Choosing a database system that works for you and your institution
  • How to write an object entry
  • Studio and site photography
  • Object lighting; best practice
  • Understanding exposure; aperture; white balance and noise
  • Creative photography and how it can improve the images you produce

And by the end of the course, fellows will have created a project proposal plan looking at how they can move forward with the documentation and photography of their collections.

We’d like to congratulate the following fellows who will join us in December:

Mokgabudi Amos Letsoala, Art Curator, The Polokwane Art Museum (South Africa, ITP 2008)

Gertrude (Aba) Eyifa-Dzidzienyo, Lecturer, University of Ghana (Ghana, ITP 2009)

Huzoor Choudhary, Proprietor, Huzoor Designs (India, ITP 2010)

Soad Fayez, Director General, Beni Suef Museum (Egypt, ITP 2010)

Paul Michael, Museum Education Officer, National Museum of Tanzania (Tanzania, ITP 2012)

Shuzheng Liu, Assistant Research Fellow, National Museum of China (China, ITP 2015)

Dora Jok, Curator, Sarawak Museum Department (Malaysia, ITP 2016)

Saeed Bayashoot, Documentation & Collection Management, Seiyun Museum (Yemen, ITP 2016)

Ikhlass Alkrm, Head Of Documentation Unit, Sudan National Museum (Sudan, ITP 2016)

Ntombovuyo Tywakadi, Collections Assistant, Iziko Museums of South Africa (South Africa, ITP 2016)

Fadzai  Muchemwa, Assistant Curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe, ITP 2017)

And thank you to all of you who applied.  It is wonderful to see so much interest in ITP legacy projects.