Workshop: Rehousing and Preserving Photograph Collections

  • 16 Jul 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Glickman Family Library (Rooms 423 & 424), University of Southern Maine Portland Campus
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Rehousing and Preserving Photograph Collections

This event was originally scheduled for June 14 but was rescheduled in accordance with guidelines released in late April by the governor of Maine.

This workshop is for those who work with collections that contain various photographic processes, negatives, and films. This includes paper, glass, and metal type photograph processes. Environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, and UV light all play a part in the deterioration of these types of collections. This is an on-hands workshop. Participants will be working with various types of photographs, negatives, and film types.

Objectives include:
  • How to identify photographic processes 
  • What can cause deterioration of photographic materials 
  • Learn basic preservation methods to protect various types photographs
  • What type of rehousing materials to use for different type of photographs
  • Preservation of film and negative types
  • The different needs in preserving physical photographs and their digital counterparts

Please bring your own lunch. A break will be provided in the middle of the day for lunch.

COVID-19 safety: For the safety of all participants, please wear a face mask and wash your hands at the beginning of the event.

Your Presenter

Anastasia Weigle is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine, Augusta, and owns INABIND Studio. As a book conservator, bookbinder, and artist she has taught various workshops in bookbinding, materials repair, altered book and assemblage/multimedia art. Anastasia holds a B.A. in Natural Science Illustration with a minor in Museum Studies, an M.S.L.I.S. in Archives Management and is currently a doctoral candidate at Simmons College in Information Science. Anastasia's extensive background in library and museum archives has also spilled into her work as an assemblage artist. Her work reflects her profession as an archivist. Her academic skills and her artistic talents are tightly woven together to create a cohesive, structured body of work, which encourages the viewer to discover a piece of themselves inside her art. Anastasia was featured on National Cable Television HGTV’s “That’s Clever” in August 2006 and March 2007, was listed in the 2008 Studio Visit art catalog, featured as one of the ten assemblage artists in the Jan/Feb 2009 Maine Home and Design magazine, and in 1000 Artists Books. Anastasia has published works in The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, Preserving Local Writers, Genealogists, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials, and in the forthcoming book Genealogy and the Librarian: Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach and Management.

The Venue

The Glickman Family Library is located on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine at 314 Forest Ave. The workshop will be held in rooms 423 and 424.

Free parking is available at the parking garage on site, accessible off Bedford Street. After parking in the garage, exit the garage heading toward Forest Ave. The Library is within sight of the garage, across the surface parking lots.

Directions and more info on parking available here.

Accessibility: This space is accessible for wheelchair users.  

Bathrooms: There are multi-stall bathrooms labeled "men" and "women" as well as multi-stall bathrooms labeled "all genders."

Ride sharing: If you are able to offer a ride to another participant or if you need a ride to this event, please fill out the appropriate questions on the registration form.

Online registration will be open through July 14.  To register after this date, contact Anastasia Weigle at

The nature of this hands-on workshop and the need to mitigate potential spread of the coronavirus, registration is limited to only 10 participants Register early to reserve your space! If the workshop fills up before you register, you can register to be on the wait list.

If we need to postpone this event because of lingering concerns from the coronavirus pandemic, MAM will offer full refunds to all.

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