Friday, August 3, 2012

Workshop - Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation

Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts October 23 & 24, 2012 Atlanta, GA Hosted and co-sponsored by: Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library 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, color prints, and digital 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. Speakers: * Gary E. Albright, Paper and Photograph Conservator, Private Practice * Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator, CCAHA * Gawain Weaver, Photograph Conservator, Private Practice * Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, CCAHA More information about this program and online registration will be available soon 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.