Care of Photographs and Digital Prints
This two-day course will introduce you to the basic principles of caring for a collection of photographic prints. Practical exercises to produce prints will be used as learning exercises to explore the materials that make up a photograph and why they are chemically-sensitive objects...
Taught by: Craig Horsfall, Hayde Sacerdote.
This two-day course will introduce you to the basic principles of caring for a collection of photographic prints. Practical exercises to produce prints will be used as learning exercises to explore the materials that make up a photograph and why they are chemically-sensitive objects. Lectures and demonstrations will explore what can be done to help care for photograph collections.
Developing silver gelatin prints
Basic principles of preventive conservation
Summary of photographic history and processes, including digital printing
You will have gained an insight into how to the materials used in photography. You will understand why photographs are particularly vulnerable to damage over time. You will have begun to understand how to care for photographs and what can be done to limit damage relating to handling, storage and display.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in the care of photographic collections, including owners of photographs, artists, and anyone with an interest in conservation but without previous experience of working with photographs. The course could serve as a short taster ahead of further training, or for anyone who wants to know more about the subject.
Hayde Sacerdote works with Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students at Camberwell College of Arts and specialises in black and white analogue processes. Hayde started working with Graphic Design students in 1989. She has a BA in Photography, Film and video and a Postgraduate Certificate in photography.
Please Bring the following items with you on the first day:
A note pad and pen
Example photographs or albums (optional)
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Camberwell College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.