Preserving historic photographs - Preservation Advisory Centre training day

7 December 2010, British Library Centre for Conservation, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their sensitivity to environmental conditions, and the speed with which images can deteriorate present special challenges. This one day training session is led by Susie Clark, accredited photographic conservator. It is aimed at those with responsibility for the care of photographic collections regardless of institutional context.

The day provides an introduction to understanding and identifying photographic processes and their vulnerability, information on common conservation problems and solutions, and the preservation measures that can be taken to prolong the life and accessibility of photographic collections. Contact with real examples of different photographic processes is an important feature of this training session which is therefore limited to only 15 places. 


09.45 Registration
10.00 Welcome and introductions
10.15 History and identification of photographic processes
11.30 Break
11.45 Conservation problems and solutions
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Conservation problems and solutions
14.45 Break
15.00 Preservation measures
16.15 End

Cost £110 + VAT (including lunch and refreshments) = £129.25

To register, please complete the form at

Preservation Advisory Centre
British Library

 T +44 (0)20 7412 7612


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Damaged Books and Bound Archives: Practical First Steps, 9 November, Sheffield
Dust, Dirt and Volunteers, 3 December, London
Preserving historic photographs, 7 December, London
Managing the library and archive environment, 18 January, London

The British Library Preservation Advisory Centre is the new name for the National Preservation Office.

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