Identification and Care of Photographs

  • 18 Oct 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Maine Historical Society
Identification and Care of Photographs
Saturday, October 18, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Presented by Maine Historical Society, Northeast Document Conservation Center, and Maine Archives & Museums

Facilitator: Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center

This hands-on workshop offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographs, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic formats and study the preservation problems associated with each format type. The workshop will also discuss storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.
This workshop is designed for local historical societies and small museums and libraries, as well as individuals who are looking to gain knowledge about how to preserve a variety of photographic materials. Morning refreshments will be served. Lunch is on your own.

Registration is limited to 20. Deadline for registering: Tuesday, October 14. Cost: $100 MHS members; $110 non-members. Reserve your seat online or contact for a registration form.

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