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

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

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

More information about this program is available at
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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. 

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