Getting to Grips with Your Photographic Collection: Preservation


Join us for our latest webinar on Getting to Grips with Your Photographic Collection: this month we explore preservation.

This session will focus on preservation. Photographs are often present in significant numbers in archive, library and museum collections. Decisions about their care can have a considerable impact on their potential lifetime. In this webinar we give some recommendations for their care and look at some of the factors which might contribute to prioritising certain collections.

From identifying photographic type and how to care for them to dating images through fashion, these sessions will explore many different aspects of managing photographs in archive collections. Designed for archivists and anyone with photographs in their collection, the webinars will give practical advice from experts, and offer guidance on caring, storing, and cataloguing items.

Each session will take place on Zoom and run for around thirty minutes, featuring a short presentation with plenty of opportunity for your questions.

We are delighted to be working with Susie Clark, photographic conservator, to create a series of workshops that will give you insight and advice on managing your photographic collections.

You can catch up with our previous webinars with Susie here.

We will also be launching a new guidance booklet created in partnership between the SCA Preservation Committee and the British Library, at this session.

Registration: Please click here to register.

About Susie:

Susie Clark ACR ICON is an accredited Photographic Conservator and Consultant with many years of experience. She has worked for a large number of institutions, organizations and private individuals in Britain and abroad. She was the recipient of the Museums and Galleries Commission Jerwood Conservation Award for Research and Innovation for her work on the conservation of wet collodion positives. She was also the conservator for the Collaborative Research Project between the National Science and Media Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute looking at characteristics of different photographic processes. She has taught for many organizations and written for many publications. She is currently Assistant Co-ordinator for the ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Group and a committee member of the York Consortium for Conservation and Craftmanship which provides bursaries. She was previously a committee member of the Film and Sound Group of the Society of Archivists. She was recently an Honorary Teaching Fellow for the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee.