The day will begin with a session on the history and identification of photographic processes, during which there will be the opportunity to handle examples. Subsequent sessions will cover conservation problems and solutions for individual processes or groups of processes as appropriate. These sessions will include examination of practical examples. The rest of the day will address preservation issues for photographic collections including environmental and storage requirements. This will include demonstrations.
At the end of the course, you will have a concise knowledge of how to identify common photographic processes and be able to recognise conservation problems and prioritise and address them. You will know the environmental and storage requirements and the wider preservation issues, which are specific to photographic collections.
The course is held at the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom and the second largest library in the world. British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.
Timetable for one day courses.
Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.
Classes are from 9.30 - 4.30pm.
Lunch can be purchased from the nearby British Library Terrace Restaurant.
"Our tutor was brilliant, she made the course relatable and understandable. The resources were well chosen and the information I received means I am well informed on current practices, as well as aware of how standardisation can change."Carys, 2019
Susie is an accredited paper and photographic conservator with many years of experience. She was formerly the conservator for a collection of approximately 20 million photographs at the BBC Hulton Picture Library (now Getty Images). Since 1990, she has been a freelance paper and photograph conservator and consultant, working throughout Britain and abroad on public and private collections.