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Courses on photographic conservation

From: Angela H. Moor <xfa59>
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 1999
The Centre for Photographic Conservation responding to the needs of
fellow professionals will offer the following programme of
professional development training courses, including five new
courses, in the spring and summer of 2000 on aspects of photographic
preservation and conservation. These courses offer conservators and
other heritage professionals, specialist training in this
challenging field, allows them to polish their skills and upgrade
their knowledge of current developments and techniques. Course
tutors are Ian Moor and Angela Moor who communicate their knowledge
and expertise in such a way as to bring alive the history and
diversity of photography whilst still fully addressing the 21st
century problems of preserving and conserving this evocative medium.

Rediscovering Historic Photographic Processes. Ref: Prog 100/7 A
five day course providing the opportunity to share the excitement
experienced by the pioneers of photography. Using materials and
equipment contemporary to the historic processes participants are
able to develop an aesthetic appreciation of, understanding of and
the manipulative skills needed to produce historic photographic
processes including the photogenic drawing, calotype, salted paper
print, direct positive, cyanotype and the albumen print. Course
dates 7th - 11th February 2000 or 1st - 5th May 2000

The Preservation and Conservation of Photographic Materials. Ref:
Prog 100/1

    A seven week Certificated professional development course for
    experienced conservators and conservation students seeking to
    increase and develop their knowledge and experience in the
    preservation and conservation of photographic images. The main
    emphasis of  the course is the development of  practical
    hands-on skills, blended with photographic history and
    photo-chemistry  which will stimulate  a deeper understanding
    and professional growth in this demanding discipline. Throughout
    the course participants will produce reference images and study
    materials which compliment the course handbook, notes and
    documentation. Course dates 1st May - 16th June 2000

The Preservation and Conservation of Photographic Materials
(Theory). Ref: Prog 100/2

    An intensive three day course covering the identification,
    causes of degradation, conservation treatment options, handling
    and storage of photographic materials aimed specifically for
    those with the care and responsibility for photographic
    collections: Keepers, Curators, Librarians, Archivists et al.
    Course dates 15th -17th May 2000

Preservation of Colour Photographic Materials. Ref: Prog 100/10

    This user friendly two day course for curators, conservators,
    slide librarians and photographers, will look at all the factors
    affecting the stability, preservation, treatment, storage, use
    and choice of these extremely problematic materials. The course
    handbook and other visual stimuli coupled with informed, clear
    teaching make this a very informative down-to-earth course.
    Course dates 11th - 12th May 2000

The Identification of Photographic Processes. Ref: Prog 100/4

    An in-depth examination of the process and visual, material and
    degradation characteristics necessary for the identification of
    historic photographic processes. A unique opportunity to
    undertake a comparative study of a wealth of  original historic
    images, from  The Centre's collections, from the history of
    photography 1795 to the present day. Course dates 8th - 10th May

Preservation of Photographic Negatives: Glass, Nitrate, Acetate and
other sheet and roll film systems. Ref: Prog 100/11

    This two day course for curators, conservators, slide librarians
    and photographers, will focus upon the identification of
    photographic negative materials and the specific care,
    conservation treatment options and storage needs of this diverse
    problematic material. Course dates 18th - 19th May 2000

Conserving Photographs 2. Ref: Prog 100/5

    An intensive four weeks workshop for experienced conservators
    introducing advanced practical skills and current knowledge and
    developments in the preservation and conservation of paper based
    photographic images. It is assumed that participants have a high
    level of hands-on skills and also photographic process
    identification skills. Course dates 3rd - 28th July 2000

New course: History of Photography: Processes, People and Movements.
Ref: Prog 100/8

    The portrayal of the history of photography only as an "Art"
    form is to only tell part of the story of this dynamic medium.
    This two day intensive course, illustrated with images and
    objects from The Centre's collections, will encourage
    participants to look at the history of photography from a very
    different perspective than the one commonly depicted. Course
    dates 22nd -23rd June 2000 or 16th - 17th October 2000

New course: The Preservation and Conservation of Albums and
Photographically Illustrated Printed Books. Ref: Prog 100/9

    A two day continued learning course looking at the history,
    design, structure, materials, use, preservation and conservation
    treatment of photographic albums and photographically
    illustrated books. The course is structured for all heritage
    professionals with the responsibility and care of these diverse,
    vulnerable and problematic objects Course dates 26th - 27th June

New course: Disaster Prevention, Control and Recovery. Ref: Prog

    A fire or flood comes without warning and the effects are
    devastating, traumatic and costly. The programme for this three
    day course will place a strong emphasis on the physical aspects
    of recovery and the methods of dealing with the practical
    problems of the aftermath of a fire or water based disaster.
    Course dates 19th -21st June 2000

New course: Storage Criteria for the Preservation of Photographic
Materials.  Ref: Prog 100/13

    The programme for this two day course will look at the storage
    environment, storage systems, storage enclosures and materials
    and their design, make up and manufacture as lines of defence in
    the long-term battle to preserve photographic collections.
    Course dates 28th -29th June 2000

New course: Care of Family Photographs. Ref: Prog 100/10

    The plethora of storage systems, materials and products
    available today from the photographic industry, conservation
    suppliers and high street outlets from chemist to stationers,
    make informed choices difficult. The claims and specifications
    of the manufacturers and suppliers can lull the unsuspecting
    into a false sense of security about the long-term care of their

    This one day course will aim to enhance the historic and
    aesthetic appreciation of photographs within the family archive
    and also look at practical ways in which family photographs can
    be treasured and preserved for future generations. Participants
    will relish the opportunity to examine a wealth of images and
    objects used by The Centre to illustrate the programme. Separate
    course dates 30th June 2000 or 18th October 2000

For further information, course outlines, fees and application forms
please visit our web site (please note our new site URL) at:
<URL:> or contact

    Angela Moor
    The Centre for Photographic Conservation
    233 Stanstead Road
    Forest Hill
    London SE23 1HU
    England UK.
    +44 181-690-3678
    Fax: +44 181-314-1940
    xfa59 [at] dial__pipex__com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:20
               Distributed: Thursday, September 16, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-20-014
Received on Wednesday, 15 September, 1999

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