Preserving historic photographs
Preservation Advisory Centre Training Day
Wednesday 20 November 2013
British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their sensitivity to environmental conditions, and the speed with which images can deteriorate present special challenges. This one day training session is led by Susie Clark, accredited photographic conservator. It is aimed at those with responsibility for the care of photographic collections regardless of institutional context.
The day provides an introduction to understanding and identifying photographic processes and their vulnerability, information on common conservation problems and solutions, and the preservation measures that can be taken to prolong the life and accessibility of photographic collections. Contact with real examples of different photographic processes is an important feature of this training session which is therefore limited to only 16 places. At the end of the day participants will be able to:
- identify historic photographic processes
- explain how damage is caused
- implement appropriate preservation measures
- commission conservation work.
Feedback from previous participants
- I learned how to store photographic material, how to identify different photographic processes and techniques to preserve photographic stock.
- Very worthwhile due to practical nature of the training day. I am able to leave here today confident that we can improve and upgrade basic preservation solutions, particularly storage, based on information learned about photographic processes and supports.
- I will review our approach to preserving photographic collections, upgrade storage media, and survey collections to identify preservation priorities.
|10.00||Welcome and introduction|
|10.15||History and identification of photographic processes|
|11.45||Conservation problems and solutions|
|13.45||Conservation problems and solutions|
|16.15||End (and further opportunity to look at examples)|
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I would like to book a place on the Preservation Advisory Centre training day ‘Preserving historic photographs’ on 20 November 2013.
Training day fee (including refreshments and lunch):
£115.00 + VAT = £138.00
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Terms and conditions
You will be invoiced for the full amount on receipt of the registration form. Invoices must be paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice. All payments must be made in UK pounds sterling, without deduction of bank charges. Payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or by bank transfer. Cancellations will not be refunded. A substitute delegate is acceptable if notified to the Preservation Advisory Centre. This registration form constitutes a legally binding contract. In the unlikely event of the training day being cancelled the organisers will make a full refund of the training day fee received but disclaim any further liability.
Please send this booking form to:
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7612
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7796
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