Talbot Workshops in Historic Processes

The Daguerreotype

With Mike Robinson

Saturday 1 June – Tuesday 4 July, 2013


 This workshop is for artists with a serious interest in the evolution, aesthetics and process of daguerreotypy. The workshop will be conducted by Mike Robinson, a modern master of the medium.  Participants will learn both modern and traditional techniques of polishing. Also covered will be advanced concepts of contrast control, alternative fuming techniques, and housing options. Each participant will have the opportunity to make up to three daguerreotypes during the workshop.

Roger Watson, Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum, will present a lecture on the evolution of the daguerreotype and show examples of daguerreotypes and vintage housings from the archives of the Fox Talbot Museum and from his personal collection. Each participant will receive a workbook and printed materials including a reprint of the original step-by-step instructions and other readings on the topic of daguerreotype.

The workshop's last day will include a demonstration of rear painted passe-partout cover-glass, a historic method of presentation, and participants will make protective housings for all their daguerreotypes.  


Limited to 6 participants
Tuition: £990, (including 20%VAT*, material fees and lab costs).
Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop two weeks before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a £50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks before a workshop start date. If the workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The Fox Talbot Museum is not responsible for travel cancellation costs or fees. The Fox Talbot Museum and Century Darkroom may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.


Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. and are held in the Manger Barn (next door to the museum).


Lodging: Participants are required to make their own arrangements but a list of places to stay, in and around Lacock, can be found on our Lodgings Page.

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*participants visiting from outside the EU may be able to claim back the VAT paid through HMRC (Revenue and Customs).