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Inventing American Photography

Principal Investigators:
Michelle Delaney, Director, Smithsonian Consortium for Understanding the American Experience
Shannon Perich, Associate Curator of Photography, National Museum of American History

Co-Investigators:
Ann Shumard, Curator of Photography, National Portrait Gallery
Mazie Harris, Pre-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Odile Madden, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute
R. Jeff Speakman, Head of Technical Studies, Museum Conservation Institute
Edward Vicenzi, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute
Melvin Wachowiak, Senior Conservator, Museum Conservation Institute

Advisors:
Silvia Centeno, Research Scientist, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nora Kennedy, Senior Photograph Conservator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Connie McCabe, Photograph Conservator, National Gallery of Art
Debbie Hess Norris, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, University of Delaware
Andrew Robb, Photograph Conservator, Library of Congress

Advisors Continued:
Grant Romer, Former Senior Conservator, International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House
Sarah Stauderman, Conservator, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Dr. Dusan Stulik, Senior Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute
Sarah Wagner, Photograph Conservator, National Gallery of Art
Ralph Weigandt, Senior Project Conservator, International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House

Lecturers:
Francois Brunet, Professor of American Art & Literature, University of Paris
Hanako Murata, Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Modern Art
Sarah Kate Gillespie, Assistant Professor of Art History, City University of New York
Steve Turner, Curator, Physical Sciences Collection, National Museum of American History
Greg Wickliff, Associate Professor of English, University of North Carolina
Kelly Wright, Adjunct Professor of History, University of Cincinnati

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