Issue #205  8/16/2014
Daguerreian Society to Hold Annual Symposium in Austin, TX

The Daguerreian Society will hold its 26th Annual Symposium from September 26-29, 2014 in Austin, TX. For information on the Symposium, go here: http://daguerre.org/symposia/symposium2014.php. Both members and non-members are welcome. The cost of the Symposium is only $215 for members and $255 for non-members.

The 2014 International Symposium includes:
--Lecture presentations on daguerreotypes with world-class speakers.
--Exhibitions of daguerreotypes and other early photography.
--Walking tours of local points of interest and behind-the scenes tours, including viewing the world's first photograph at the Harry Ramson Centeer.
--A Gala Reception, which will be held at the Texas State Library and Archives.
--An evening Dinner Banquet at the Sheraton Austin.
--A lively Benefit Auction of donated and consigned daguerreotypes.

Typical Daguerreian Society TradeFair
Typical Daguerreian Society TradeFair

In addition, the Daguerreian Society TradeFair with dealers from around the U.S. and Canada, will offer the world's largest display of daguerreotypes for sale, as well as other 19th-century photography. Symposium attendees receive free early admission (prior to general public admission). Dealer tables are available.

The trade fair will be held on Sunday, September 28th, and will open to the general public at 10 am, and runs through 4pm. Admission is $10 for those not attending the Symposium, with over 50 dealer tables of daguerreotypes and other 19th-century photography. Tables are still available: contact the Society for details.

The headquarters hotel for the Symposium and for the TradeFair will be the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, at 701 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Special group rates have been arranged, which you can find here: http://bit.ly/1mSg27U.

The Daguerreian Society is a non-profit international organization of individuals and institutions dedicated to advancing understanding and appreciation of the art, history, collection and practice of the daguerreotype, as well as other photographic processes as they relate to the daguerreian era. The Society can be contacted at info@daguerre.org, or at 1-412-221-0306.