Photographic Preservation

Photographic Preservation

“Preservation of Photographs” offers a broad introduction to the history, technology, identification, and care of photographic materials from 1839 to the present day. Photographic and photomechanical processes will be examined and discussed in detail. A sample set of 18 historic photographs and a handheld microscope give the student experience in identification of photographic processes. Topics on the care and preservation of photographs include understanding photographic deterioration, selection of appropriate enclosures, environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials.

Class Name Photographic Preservation
Host School San Jose State University
Class Identifier LIBR 284
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Gawain Weaver
Course Tool (Online) Desire2Learn
Class Description “Preservation of Photographs” offers a broad introduction to the history, technology, identification, and care of photographic materials from 1839 to the present day. Photographic and photomechanical processes will be examined and discussed in detail. A sample set of 18 historic photographs and a handheld microscope give the student experience in identification of photographic processes. Topics on the care and preservation of photographs include understanding photographic deterioration, selection of appropriate enclosures, environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials.
Class Disclaimer Attendance is not required for the lectures. Those who cannot attend the Monday evening lectures can listen to the recordings. Syllabus is from Summer 2011. The 2012 syllabus will be posted when it is available.
Delivery Synchronous
Start and End Date June 4th, 2012 - August 10th, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Monday
Last Add Day May 10th, 2012
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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