Care of Photographic Collections III
Instructor: Gary Albright
Regular Registration: $1,100
This course will reinforce and supplement the material covered in Care of Photographic Collections I. The class will include both lecture and practicum sessions. Course work will focus on: reviewing the unique characteristics of the various photographic processes; special stabilization problems related to early cased objects, glass plate negatives, and photographic albums; cleaning of negatives and cased images; solutions to commonly encountered preservation issues; parameters which determine the treatment options for gelatin photographs; and an understanding of digital images and their preservation. For discussion in class, each participant is asked to bring a photographic preservation dilemma from their collection. This could be a single photograph with special problems, a sampling from a group of photographs with related problems, a slide or PowerPoint presentation which illustrates preservation concerns within the institution. They may be focused on storage, access, or administrative issues.
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