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    Educational Opportunity Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts September 17 &
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 24, 2013

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      Educational Opportunity

      Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation
      Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts 

      September 17 & 18, 2013
      St. Louis, MO

      Hosted and co-sponsored by:
      Missouri History Museum

      Historical records of people and places, fine art photographs, family snapshots, and corresponding negatives are in the collections of every museum, library, and archives. The omnipresence of photographic media belies the complexity and variety of techniques used to create these images. From the earliest cased daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, to tintypes, hand-colored silver gelatin prints, and oversize contemporary color photographs, the variety of photographic processes and supports requires collections managers to have a unique set of knowledge and skills for proper identification, care, and housing. Photographs are also frequently accessed by researchers, duplicated for publication, and placed on exhibition, creating additional preservation challenges.

      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 and color 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.

      Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
      Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
      Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

      Special tour offered:
      The Missouri Botanical Garden Archives will offer an optional tour of its photographic collection on September 17 at 4:45 pm. Pre-registration is required during online program registration; please note that the tour is limited to 20 participants and participants are responsible for transportation.

      The Academy of Certified Archivists will award 10 Archival Recertification Credits to eligible Certified Archivists attending this program.

      More information about this program is available 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.

      About CCAHA
      The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as individuals and private organizations. CCAHA's mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage. CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, along with related materials like parchment and papyrus. CCAHA also offers digital imaging services, on-site consultations, educational programs, fellowships, and emergency conservation services.

      For information on additional educational opportunities, visit 
      www.ccaha.org or find us on Facebook.

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