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Photography Conservation Package

Photography Conservation Package

Camberwell College of Arts
Taught by
Craig Horsfall


Follow our suggested route of study and be guided through a variety of specialist conservation techniques - gaining the practical skills and knowledge to apply this to your own personal artefacts, or to develop skills to progress a career in this industry. You'll save 10% on standard course fees by booking our Photography Package.

Package includes:

Care of Photographs and Digital Print
6  - 7 August  |  10am - 4.00pm  |  Monday and Tuesday
You will be introduced 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.

Physical Retouching of Digital and Photographic Prints
8 August  |  10am - 4.00pm  |  Wednesday
You will be introduced to suggested techniques for retouching prints in response to printing flaws and minor mechanical damage. You will understand how to prepare the materials needed, and why different techniques suit different print types.

Course Outcomes
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. You will have practised the use of isolating layers and the application of retouching media.  You will understand how to select and source materials.

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.


After completing this course, you may wish to progress on our Paper Conservation Package

If you require accommodation in London for the duration of your course, Gardens House is a brand new development exclusive for UAL students less than a minute’s walk from Camberwell College of Arts. 

For more information, contact our accommodation team: 
+44 (0)20 7514 6240

Tutor Description

Craig Horsfall currently works with the MA Conservation course at Camberwell School of Art. He has several years’ experience as a paper conservator, and holds accredited status with the Institute of Conservation (ICON). While working with the framing company John Jones he regularly worked with artists and galleries to retouch printing flaws on new works going to collectors or exhibition.


Please Bring the following items with you to Care of Photographs and Digital Prints:

  • A note pad and pen

  • Example photographs or albums (optional)

Please Bring the following items with you to Physical Retouching of Digital and Photographic Prints:

  • A notebook and pencil

  • Watercolour set (brushes will be provided)

  • Example prints (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.

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.