The special programme on collecting photography is centred on IMMA’s exhibition Out of the Dark Room: The David Kronn Collection, opening the 20th of July. Sean Kisanne, Head of exhibitions, will give a talk on this extensive collection which includes more than 450 photographs, ranging in content from 19th century Daguerreotypes to contemporary photographers such as Simon Norfolk. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue published by IMMA that includes texts by Susan Bright, Seán Kissane, David Kronn and Carol Squiers.
Theoretical and practical aspects of collecting photography, including archiving and conservation, legal matters and other considerations, will be addressed at talks by specialists in the field.
More detailed information will be offered in the coming weeks.