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Sylvie Pénichon, [PA]

Art Institute of Chicago
Senior Conservator, Department of Photography
Chicago, IL
Sylvie Pénichon is a senior conservator in the Department of Photography at the Art institute of Chicago. Sylvie has published, lectured, and taught extensively on the conservation and preservation of photographs, in the United States and abroad. She is the author of Twentieth-Century Color Photographs: Identification and Care (Getty Conservation Institute, 2013), a comprehensive guide to understand processes, techniques, and materials used to produce color photographs during the last century for which she received the 2013 PROSE award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in History of Science, Technology & Medicine from the Association of American Publishers. She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and currently serves as Chair of its Photographic Materials Group.