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Workshops on management of photographic collections

From: Anne Muller <ecpa>
Date: Friday, February 25, 2000
The ECPA is pleased to announce two workshops on management of
photographic collections

May 1-5 2000
June 5-9 2000

These workshops are part of a one-year project, `Safeguarding
European Photographic Images for Access' (SEPIA), funded by the
European Union under the Framework Programme in Support of Culture.
They are organized by three of the SEPIA partners: the Royal Library
of Denmark, Copenhagen, National Photographic Conservation Studios,
Rotterdam, the Netherlands European Commission on Preservation and
Access, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Librarians, archivists and curators in charge of photographic
materials need to know about the role of new technology in
collection management. Digital imaging offers unprecedented
opportunities for access to historical materials. But how can it be
combined with established preservation methods in an integrated
strategy, to ensure optimal access today as well as in the future?

The characteristics of various photographic processes and the
different materials encountered in photographic collections will be
reviewed. Specific requirements for their handling and preservation
will be related to the nature and function of different types of
photographic collections. The workshops will explore the different
methods for capturing images (especially for fragile or sensitive
materials), technical requirements in relation to image quality, and
long-term management of digital files. Due attention will be given
to aspects like needs assessment, setting priorities, planning,
budgeting and outsourcing, and project management.

In the scope of the workshop, participants will acquire knowledge of
technical issues that will enable them to make informed decisions
about the role of digitisation in care and management of
photographic collections.

The speakers include leading figures from the field of photographic
conservation, preservation management, and digital imaging.A
substantial part of the workshops will be spent on discussions and
group assignments to develop participants' skills in finding their
own solutions.

The course will be in English.

Target group: All those responsible for photographic collections in
archives, museums, libraries. For this introductory course, no
specific expertise of photographic techniques or digital imaging is
required. Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of
English in order to participate in discussions.

Workshop leaders


    Susie Clark
    Independent photo conservator and consultant
    York, UK

    Ingrid Fischer Jonge
    National Museum of Photography/Royal Library of Denmark

    Franziska Frey
    Imaging scientist
    Image Permanence Institute
    Rochester, USA

    Magdalena Gram
    Royal Library of Sweden

    Hans de Herder
    Director, National Photographic Conservation Studios
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Jonas Palm
    Head of Preservation, Royal Library of Denmark
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Morten Ryhl-Svendsen
    School of Conservation


    Mattie Boom
    Curator, Rijksmuseum

    Franziska Frey
    Imaging scientist, Image Permanence Institute
    Rochester, USA

    Hans de Herder
    Director, National Photographic Conservation Studios

    Rene van Horik
    Digital imaging specialist
    Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services

    Bertrand Lavedrine
    Director, Centre de Recherches sur la Conservation des Documents

    Douglas Munson
    Chicago Albumen workshop

    Adri Verburg
    Independent photographer and consultant
    The Netherlands

Registration fee: 350 euros, includes coffees, teas, lunches, and
excursion. Participants will receive a course pack with reading

For online registration see
(deadline is 27 March 2000).

For more information about the workshops:
or contact the

    P.O. Box 19121
    1000 GC Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    +31 20 5510839
    Fax: +31 20 6204941
     ecpa [at] bureau__knaw__nl

For more information about SEPIA see

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Received on Friday, 25 February, 2000

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