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Hello Lowri! Terms that describe the context are useful. Social history, industrial, architectural etc. This is very simple.
Photograph-social history-people
Photograph-social history-industrial
Make sure the titles make sense to future users of your resource.
Michelle.


With regards, Michelle Lisa Gayle

Curating Social History at
Avoncroft Museum of Historic  Buildings
JW Evans
Moseley School of Arts and Crafts



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Good morning everyone,

 

I’m currently revising our Adlib thesaurus terms, which have never had any work done on them in the past, and currently working on the ‘techniques’ section, and am a bit stumped on what photography terms we need. I’ve looked at a number of the openly available techniques thesauri (MERL, Getty), but the level of detail they go into is way too much for our needs. We’ve a relatively small collection of photographs (just over 400), which are mostly late 19th century or 1960s, with a few studio portraits c. 1920 and a few colour photos from 1980s<.

 

I’d like to expand the photography technique terms to include a bit more information than just ‘photography’, but none of us here have enough knowledge of photography processes to know which ones we need and how to describe them in a useable way! Does anyone have any suggestions, or examples of pared-down photography techniques that they’d share?

 

Many thanks,

Lowri

 

Lowri Jones | Collections Officer

Library, archive and museum services department | Royal College of Physicians

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