Managing Photographic Collections
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST)
This one day workshop, delivered by Wiltshire’s Conservation & Museums Advisory Service, provides you with an introduction to aspects of collecting and caring for photographs as part of your museum collections.
Who should attend?
This session is aimed at non-specialists and will be accompanied by a handout including sources for independent follow-up research.
What will you learn?
By the end of the day, you will be able to…
- decide on the suitability of photographs for collection
- identify the necessary information required for cataloguing
- assess the condition of their photographic collections
- understand the requirements for preserving different types of photographs
- identify when to contact a specialist for further information
Wiltshire Council’s Conservation & Museums Advisory Service (CMAS)
CMAS works with heritage organisations across Wiltshire and beyond. As an Institute of Conservation (ICON) accredited service with over 40 years experience, we work to recognise professional standards providing advice and support to ensure that collections can be preserved and enjoyed for the future.
Sarah Volter– Senior Conservation Officer (Archives), studied paper conservation at Camberwell College of Arts, gaining additional experience at the word and image department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Sarah is a member of the ARA Preservation and Conservation Group Committee.
Gabrielle Flexer – Conservator. Gabrielle completed her MA in Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects at Durham University, gaining experience at the Manchester Museum. She has been part of the Conservation and Museums Advisory Service since graduation and is currently working towards accreditation with ICON.
The South West Museum Skills programme is delivered by the South Western Federation on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, funded by Arts Council England.
When & Where
The South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (SWFed)
The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is the 'voice' of museums and art galleries across the South West of England.
As an independent membership based organisation, we have supported the region's museums and art galleries and the people that work in them - for over 80 years!
We deliver the South West Museum Skills programme on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, which is funded through Arts Council England.