SCA Preservation Committee is pleased to announce our latest webinar series: Focus 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.
We are delighted to be working with Susie Clark, photographic conservator, for our initial workshops.
Session Two: Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Tintypes
Date & Time: Wednesday 24 March 2021, 12:00-12:30
Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Tintypes are often grouped together in an archive as they are distinct from the more common paper and film based collections. This webinar aims to put them into context and show just what they have to offer. We will look at their characteristics and see how to appreciate and care for them.
Registration: Click here to register.
Session One: Getting to Grips with Your Photographic Collection
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.