Photography in Focus: Getting to Grips with Your Photographic Collection


Session One, Wednesday 24 February, 12:00-12:30:

Getting to Grips with Your Photographic Collection

Susie Clark ACR ICON

This session will provide an outline of the ways in which you might divide up photographic collections, whether into positives and negatives, black and white and colour, or by subject matter, format, or materials, and why each may be relevant.

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.

Registration: Click here to register.

This webinar is the first in a series focusing on photography.

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.