Society of Georgia ArchivistsPreserving the past and present for the future.

Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation

  • 23 Oct 2012
  • 24 Oct 2012
  • Atlanta, GA
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Hosted and co-sponsored by:
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library

This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying and caring for photographic collections. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, topics will be intertwined over the course of the program to give participants a holistic view of identifying photographic materials, housing and caring for these collections, developing appropriate handling and display procedures, and establishing safe storage environments.

Topics to be covered include
  • Photographic processes and structure
  • Identification and care of cased photographs and   19th- and 20th-century prints
  • Handling and labeling photographic materials
  • Housing solutions for photographic collections
  • Preservation considerations for photographic collections
  • Identification of negatives, color prints, and digital prints
  • Environmental guidelines for photographs
  • Cold storage for photographic collections
This program is intended for collections care staff responsible for photographic collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, stewards of historic house museums, and records managers.

Gary E. Albright, Paper and Photograph Conservator, Private Practice

Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator, CCAHA

Gawain Weaver, Photograph Conservator, Private Practice

Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, CCAHA

More information about this program and online registration will be available soon at

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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