ALCTS webinar: The Preservation of Family Photographs: Here, There and Everywhere
Date: April 23, 2013
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: This presentation will offer basic guidance on the care and preservation of family photographs from 19th-century tintypes to contemporary color prints. The webinar will address the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative materials, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration. Strategies for preservation, such as proper handling, storage and display techniques, will be shared.
ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the session, attendees will better understand:
• Basic characterization and identification of albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic color print materials, and film base negatives
• Agents of deterioration for photographic materials
• Storage and exhibition practices
• Handling guidelines
• Prioritization for preservation
Who should attend? Anyone responsible for the preservation of family or other photographic holdings and collections and interested in the preservation of our global photographic heritage.
Presenter: Debra Hess Norris is Chair of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, and Professor of Photograph Conservation.
Since 1985, Norris has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters on care and treatment of photographic materials, emergency response, ethics, and conservation education; and taught more than 100 workshops and seminars for conservators and allied professionals. Norris has lectured and consulted on the preservation of photographic collections worldwide.
Registration Fees: Free.
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ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.