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Managing Photographs in the Archives

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Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives

40 Northampton Road

Clerkenwell

London

EC1R 0HB

United Kingdom

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Managing Photographs in the Archives is the latest course developed by Margaret Crockett and Janet Foster, Directors of the Archive-Skills Consultancy, in association with Jessamy Harvey. The course combines an introduction to the range of photographic techniques and the identification of the resulting photographic prints and negatives with the requirements for managing and preserving them as archival material. It begins with a facilitated discussion about photographs in the archives, the forms they take, their historical value and how they relate to other kinds of archives. Subsequent sessions cover the characteristrics of different photographic images and the processes which created them, the environmental conditions and packaging needed for preservation, copyright considerations, how to catalogue photographs and plan digitisation projects.

The course trainers will illustrate presentations with examples from case studies, sample photographs and packaging. The combination of presentations, facilitated discussion and exercises will ensure an interesting and relaxed learning environment. It is a participative development opportunity which also provides an occasion for networking with others in similar situations. It is suitable for a range of archive and records management staff, including those who are new to the area and those who wish to update their skills.

The course fee includes the course handbook with supporting notes and useful sources for further information. It also includes lunch (with vegetarian option; please let the directors know if you have any other special dietary needs) and tea and coffee.

Programme

9.30 Registration and coffee

9.45 Introductions

10.00 Photographs as archives: facilitated discussion

10.30 Identifying photographic processes and images (part 1)

11.25 Coffee

11.40 Identifying photographic processes and images (part 2)

12.10 Preservation measures for photographs

12.50 Lunch

1.30 Arranging and describing photographs

2.15 Managing copyright in photographs

3.00 Managing digitisation projects for photographs

3.45 Tea

4.00 Action Plan

4.30 Close

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for identifying, appraising or establishing copyright.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Begin to recognise the different kinds of photographic images that may be found in archives

  • Understand the storage and packaging that is needed to preserve photographic prints, negatives, slides and glass plates

  • Manage copyright issues for photographs

  • Appreciate the basics of arranging and describing photographs and how they differ from arranging and describing written archives

  • The requirements for planning a digitisation project for photographs.

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Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives

40 Northampton Road

Clerkenwell

London

EC1R 0HB

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

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