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Online course on care of photographs

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
MS222: Care of Photographs
Instructor: Gawain Weaver
Apr 1 - May 31, 2013
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: Photographic materials cover a diverse range,
everything from the daguerreotypes and wet plate negatives of the
19th century to the gelatin silver, chromogenic and inkjet prints of
the 20th and now 21st century. Care of Photographs offers a broad
introduction to the history, technology, identification, and care of
these and other photographic materials. Topics include environmental
monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity, and
the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials.
It is intended to help those caring for photographic materials to
gain a better understanding of their collections and how to care for

Logistics: Participants in Care of Photographs work through sections
on their own. Instructor Gawain Weaver is available for scheduled
email support. Materials and resources include online literature,
slide lectures and dialog between students and online chats led by
the instructor. The course is limited to 20 participants.

Care of Photographs runs for eight weeks. To learn more about the
course and reserve a spot go to
If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at

The Instructor:

    Gawain Weaver teaches international workshops on photograph
    conservation and preservation. He earned his master's degree in
    art history and conservation from New York University's
    Institute of Fine Arts and was a fellow at the George Eastman
    House and Image Permanence Institute for two years. His interest
    in photograph conservation included studying at Library and
    Archives Canada, the Amon Carter Museum, the Museum of Modern
    Art, and the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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