Preservation of Photographic Collections (Training)

Posted: Thursday, 10 May 2012

This two‐day workshop will familiarize participants with the identification, degradation, and preservation of common photographic print materials, including the salted paper, albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic color processes. Ethical and other pressing factors to consider in the conservation treatment of at‐risk print materials will be outlined. Gelatin dry plate negatives and film‐base materials will also be discussed, as will considerations associated with the care of photographic albums. Preservation challenges related to large and diverse photographic collections will be reviewed with attention paid to the importance of proper environments and storage materials, emergency planning, and risk analysis.

Hosted by: Trinity College Library, Preservation & Conservation Department
Presented by: Professor Debra Hess Norris, University of Delaware
Supported by: Irish Professional Conservators' and Restorers Association (IPCRA)
Dates: 16 - 17 July 2012
Location: North Training Room, Trinity College Library, Trinity College Dublin
Cost: €200
This workshop is open to Conservators and Managers of Photographic Collections. Places are limited to 30 participants, on a first come basis, so please book early. Registration will be confirmed on receipt of payment.

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