Workshop: Care and Digitization of Photographic Materials

Date(s) - 03/08/2019
7:30 am CST - 3:00 pm CST

Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library

Note: Time is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT); location is in the Eastern Time Zone

The Northwest Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will present a one-day workshop on the care and digitization of photographic materials.

General topics addressed in the workshops will be as follows:

  • Identification and prioritization of photographic materials
  • Preservation risk and interventions for a wide range of photographic materials
  • Digitization practices for photographs and negatives
  • Basic digital preservation planning for digital images

This workshop will be instructed by NEDCC’s Senior Photograph Conservator, Monique Fischer, and NEDCC’s Senior Preservation Specialist, Frances Harrell. Founded in 1973, NEDCC is the first independent conservation laboratory in the nation to specialize exclusively in treating collections made of paper or parchment, such as works of art, photographs, books, documents, maps, and manuscripts. Today, the Center offers conservation treatment, digital imaging, and audio preservation services, as well as preservation training, assessments and consultations, and disaster advice on collections. NEDCC is a trusted resource worldwide for information on the preservation of paper-based collections.

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for discussion and examination.

Please view the draft agenda. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the library:

Registration for this workshop closes March 4th.

Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.