History, technology, identification and care of digital prints with Ryan Boatright

A rare opportunity to take part in a two-day workshop on current trends in digital print studios

Join us for a two-day workshop with Ryan Boatright, co-founder of Atelier Boba, former scientist at the Image Permanence Institute, and expert in digital print technology. 

Digital prints are increasingly common in our cultural institutions; you may have been asked to provide guidance on their care needs. But it can be difficult to find an expert to consult in this complex field, and opportunities for study in the U.K. are limited. This workshop will include lectures and identification exercises, as well as hands-on tests to demonstrate the material composition of digital prints and the threats that they face.

Drawing on his experience as an artist, printmaker and researcher, Ryan will talk about the evolution of today’s digital print media, including not only common chemical-based photographic and inkjet processes but also the commercial industrial processes that are being re-purposed for use in fine art. Each participant will receive a set of 30 rare samples curated by Atelier Boba.

The event will be held in person at Tate Britain. Equipment will be provided, but you may wish to bring your own tools and magnifiers.

Please book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. If covid-19 affects our ability to run the workshop we will offer either a full refund or the chance to join the workshop virtually. Please email [email protected] to let us know your preference when booking.