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[padg] 2-day Photo ID and Preservation Program in September - Register now!

Focusing on Photographs: Identification and Preservation presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

Philadelphia, PA

September 22 & 23, 2009


For more information and to register online, go to http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=8ce68ab3-6dac-4cb4-ad3b-ec8110133946.


This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying and caring for photographic collections. Using 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, caring for these collections, developing appropriate handling procedures, and establishing safe storage environments.

Day 1

*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


Day 2

*Preservation considerations for photographic collections

*Identification of negatives, color prints, and digital prints

*Environmental guidelines for photographs

*Cold storage for photograph collections



Gary E. Albright, Paper and Photograph Conservator, Private Practice, Honeoye Falls, NY

Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

Gawain Weaver, Photograph Conservator, Private Practice, San Rafael, CA

Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA


The 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.


Fee: $200 CCAHA members/$225 non-members.  Major funding for this program is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Hosted and cosponsored by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.


For more information and to register online, go to http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=8ce68ab3-6dac-4cb4-ad3b-ec8110133946Still have questions? Visit our Education Program Calendar at www.ccaha.org, call 215-545-0613 or email pso@xxxxxxxxx.



Kim Andrews

Preservation Services Officer

CONSERVATION CENTER for Art and Historic Artifacts

264 S. 23rd Street

Philadelphia, PA  19103

215-545-0613 (phone)

215-735-9313 (fax)




Are you a member institution of the Conservation Center?  Click here to become a member and take advantage of our great member benefits!


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