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Conference on photograph identification and preservation

From: Sarah Darro <pso<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
"Focusing on Photographs: Identification and Preservation"
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

September 17-18, 2013
St. Louis, MO

Hosted and co-sponsored by: Missouri History Museum

Historical records of people and places, fine art photographs,
family snapshots, and corresponding negatives are in the collections
of every museum, library, and archives.  The omnipresence of
photographic media belies the complexity and variety of techniques
used to create these images.  From the earliest cased daguerreotypes
and ambrotypes, to tintypes, hand-colored silver gelatin prints, and
oversize contemporary color photographs, the variety of photographic
processes and supports requires collections managers to have a
unique set of knowledge and skills for proper identification, care,
and housing.  Photographs are also frequently accessed by
researchers, duplicated for publication, and placed on exhibition,
creating additional preservation challenges.

This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying
and caring for photographic collections.  Through lecture and
hands-on demonstrations, topics will be intertwined over the course
of the program to give participants a holistic view of identifying
photographic materials, housing and caring for these collections,
developing appropriate handling and display procedures, and
establishing safe storage environments.

Topics To Be Covered Include:

    Photographic processes and structure
    Identification and care of cased photographs and 19th- and
    20th-century prints
    Handling and labeling photographic materials
    Housing solutions for photographic collections
    Preservation considerations for photographic collections
    Identification of negatives and color prints
    Environmental guidelines for photographs
    Cold storage for photographic collections

This program is intended for collections care staff responsible for
photographic collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators,
collections managers, stewards of historic house museums, and
records managers.


    Jennifer Jae Gutierrez
    Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator
    Center for Creative Photography
    University of Arizona

    Barbara Lemmen
    Senior Photograph Conservator
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

    Rachel Wetzel
    Photograph Conservator
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

The Missouri Botanical Garden Archives will offer an optional tour
of its photographic collection on September 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm.
Pre-registration is required during online program registration;
please note that the tour is limited to 20 participants and
participants are responsible for transportation.

The Academy of Certified Archivists will award 10 Archival
Recertification Credits to eligible Certified Archivists attending
this program.

More information about this program is available at


Major funding for this program was generously provided by the
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional funding
from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

About CCAHA: The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
(CCAHA) is the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility
serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as
individuals and private organizations.  CCAHA's mission is to
provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's
cultural heritage.  CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of
art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic
wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts,
along with related materials like parchment and papyrus.  CCAHA also
offers digital imaging services, on-site consultations, educational
programs, fellowships, and emergency conservation services.

For information on additional educational opportunities, visit
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Sarah Darro
Preservation Services Assistant
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:2
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Received on Thursday, 30 May, 2013

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