Friday, January 16, 2009

Preserving Photographic Materials By Krista Jorgensen

On January 6th Krista Jorgensen was our featured speaker at the Durham Branch of O.G.S. She presented a very interesting and thorough survey of photography which included handling, archiving, and restoration suggestions for both negatives and photographs; from Daguerreotype photos on glass to paper photos to colour slides. Her presentation was very well received by her audience. The audience had the opportunity to ask Krista questions about some of their preservation challenges which she addressed.

References from her lecture:

Clark, S. (1999). Preservation of photographic material. National Preservation Office: UK.
Clarke, G. (1997). The photograph. Oxford History of Art. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hoy, A.H. (2005). The book of photography: the history, the technique, the art, the future. Washington: National Geographic.
Johnson, H. (2004). Mastering Digital Printing, 2nd edition.
Lav├ędrine, B. (2003). The Preventative Conservation of Photograph Collections. LA: Getty Conservation Institute.
Long, J.S. & Long, R.W. (2000). Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation.
Messier, P. (2008). Preserving your collection of film-based photographic negatives. Retrieved 22 December 2008 from:
National Park Service. (1993). Chronology of photographic processes. Conserve O Gram 14/3.
National Park Service. (1997). Caring for photographs: special formats. Conserve O Gram 14/5.
National Park Service. (1998). Caring for photographs: special monochrome Processes. Conserve O Gram 14/7.
National Park Service. (2004). Caring for cellulose nitrate film. Conserve O Gram 14/8.
Oles, L. (2006). Digital Photography for Busy Women: How to Manage, Protect, and Preserve Your Favorite Photos.

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