Not just another webinar
We’re in an age of webinars now, and that’s excellent. However, we didn’t set out to teach you something you can learn in an hour. Photographic conservation and preservation are expansive topics in a field where comprehensive training opportunities are few and far between.
That’s why we have invested in working towards a deep training program with relevance to vocational work in the heritage sector.
To understand how to correctly identify and preserve photographs, we must first understand how they degrade and decay. A full understanding of the factors and processes which cause damage and loss to photographic objects is critical to the essential cause of photographic preservation, and underpins both preventive and interventive conservation.
This course works through essential foundational material, and then examines from both theoretical and practical standpoints the science of photographic degradation.
Historically photographs have been produced using an enormously varied set of production processes, resulting in photographic objects that may look similar but vary drastically in their essential nature.
To properly care for such heritage artifacts necessitates being able to correctly identify the true nature of a photograph and how it was produced. These judgements inform the proper storage, handling, long-term care and even interventive treatments for historic photographs.
This course works through essential foundational material, and then examines from both theoretical and practical standpoints the science of photographic identification.
If you have any feedback on your experience here, or if we can help you with any questions, we’d love to hear about it!