This two-day, hands-on workshop provides examples of photographic and motion picture materials of the late 19th and 20th centuries and of enclosures and storage environments, as well as an understanding of the deterioration and duplication of these fragile archival materials. Learn about materials typically found in 19th and 20th century photo collections, including how to identify various photographic types—from daguerreotype and tintype to prints and slides—and how to protect and store the dozens of different formats discussed.
During the motion picture portion of the workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of the various types of motion picture (including 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film and various videotape formats) decay concerns, how to work with film including splicing techniques, and preservation recommendations. Setting up (or upgrading) and managing a motion picture transfer will be discussed as well.
Archivists, curators, librarians, and others responsible for photographic and motion picture collections owned by archives of all types (public, private, university, government, religious), libraries, galleries, and historical societies
No previous knowledge on the topic is necessary