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March 16-18, 2023

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Legacy: Preserving a Personal Photographic Archive with Alison Nordström

Alison Nordström will cover all the basics of planning your legacy. Whether you are an older artist or a young artist there are measures to take to ensure that your work is placed well.

Some of the items covered in this program:

•What to do with a life's work? Understanding your legacy

• Special advice for the young

•Museum acquisition processes

•Preparing your collection

•Reality Check: Tough Decisions

•Help is all around you: More Resources and Support

Please submit questions and specific interests in advance so Nordström can focus on audience concerns in her talk. There will also be opportunities for specific questions during the presentation.

Non-Member rate $45, Individual Member Rate $35, Student and Senior Member rate $30

We have scholarship seats available, email

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Nordström Bio:
Alison Nordström is an independent curator and historian of photographs, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her work considers photographs of all kinds and the ways they are used and understood. In addition to ongoing publication and exhibition projects, she is a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate Department of Photography, Lesley University and a Museum Associate at Harvard University.

In 2018 she was a curator for the Hamburg Triennial of Photography. In 2015 and 2016, she was Artistic Director of the Lodz (Poland) Fotofestiwal, and from 2004 to 2013, Senior Curator of Photographs and Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House (Now George Eastman Museum). She was the Founding Director of the M.A. Program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management.

She has curated over 100 exhibitions of photography, in nine countries, including extensive surveys of landscape, portraiture, journalism and contemporary art, as well as important exhibitions and publications on Lewis Hine, Robert Rauschenberg, Pictorialism, and the photographies of colonialism. She holds a BA in English Literature, an MLS with museum emphasis, and a PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies.

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