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Publication on photographic conservation

From: Wolfgang Jaworek <w.jaworek<-a>
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2005
Fundamentals of Photograph Archiving: A Manual, by S. Dobrusskin, W.
Hesse, M. Jurgens, K. Pollmeier, M. Schmidt is now available in an
English translation through the internet.

Photographs are sensitive objects. Their preservation requires
expertise and foresight. Preventive action against their
deterioration is the main challenge for us today. A current
publication, which has been very successful in German speaking
countries, offers the necessary basic knowledge for the care of
historic and contemporary photographs. Private collectors, curators
of public collections, photographers, conservators, archivists and
other museum professionals, librarians, scientists, and amateurs
will find easy to understand information on storage conditions and
rules for the adequate handling of their photographs.

Following the pattern "Avoid..." and "Use...", the preservation of
photographs is discussed in 125 rules that cover issues relating to
storage climate, furniture, boxes, enclosures, handling,
duplication, and publishing. An appendix includes a list of the
appropriate international standards, a bibliography, links and a
list of organizations. The manual was compiled by internationally
experienced photograph conservators who are members of the
editorship of the German language technical journal "Rundbrief
Fotografie". The English translation is now available through the

    Fundamentals of Photograph Archiving. A Manual by S. Dobrusskin,
    W. Hesse, M. Jurgens, K. Pollmeier, M. Schmidt. English
    translation of the fourth, essentially an expanded and updated
    edition of "Faustregeln fur die Fotoarchivierung" (Rundbrief
    Fotografie; Special Edition 1) by Martin Jurgens. Translation
    granted by the project "Safeguarding European Photographic
    Images for Access" (SEPIA) of the European Commission on
    Preservation and Access (ECPA). 91 pages, ISSN 0945-0327,
    PDF-File (152 KB), EUR 10,00.

    Payment possible by bank order or Credit Card (Visa,
    MasterCard). Orders: Please contact
    <w.jaworek<-a t->fototext< . >s< . >shuttle< . >de>. See more detailed information
    at <URL:>.

Wolfgang Jaworek
FotoText Verlag Wolfgang Jaworek
Liststrasse 7/B
70180 Stuttgart
+49 711 609021
Fax: +49 711 609024

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Received on Sunday, 6 February, 2005

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