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Here, There and Everywhere: The Preservation of Photographic Collections, a...

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Here, There and Everywhere: The Preservation of Photographic Collections Eight Days a Week

The Icon Photographic Materials Group and The National Archives are delighted to announce a three-day practical workshop with Debra Hess Norris. Conservators, archivists and curators of historical photograph collections are invited to participate. The workshop will take place at The National Archives in London, between Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Debra Hess Norris is Professor of photograph conservation at the University of Delaware, and an internationally renowned author, teacher and lecturer. This workshop represents a rare and significant opportunity for 20 participants to meet and study with her in the UK, focussing on the identification and treatment of traditional photographic materials and emergency preparedness for collections.

This three-day workshop will familiarise 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. Intensive hands-on sessions will focus on process identification, prioritising at-risk collections, and emergency response and recovery techniques, including recovery from water and fire related damage. The value and significance of photography, and strategies to secure external funding and support through effective preservation advocacy will be emphasized throughout the workshop.

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