image © Topfoto.co.uk. UPI London acetate negatives. Behind the scenes at Topfoto picture library, Edenbridge, Kent, UK. Photographer Christy Low, July 2016.
A high-profile group of editors – Margaret Wessling, National Gallery of Art; Nora Kennedy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Élia Roldão, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Luisa Casella, West Lake Conservators – is preparing for a chapter on Evolution of the Field of Photograph Conservation to be included in the monograph “Significance, Use, and Conservation of Photograph and Image Collections” part of the Routledge Series in Conservation and Museology.
To that end, the group is collecting information on workshops and training initiatives focused on photograph preservation and conservation, with the hope to gather relevant information to grasp as full a scope as possible of workshops in all parts of the world over the last four decades or more.
Please join this 15 to 25 minutes questionnaire here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8hJqUYfpiTN2pmK. One questionnaire should be completed per workshop on a different topic. Similar workshops can be represented by one questionnaire with the various dates indicated.
“We greatly value your time and are truly grateful for your important contribution to help define how short-term training in photograph conservation and preservation for conservators, collection keepers and the public has progressed and changed not only over time but also in all parts of the world.
Your privacy is important to us. Your data is protected and will not be shared beyond this research group. It would be wonderful if you could complete the survey before June 11th, 2021. With your help we hope to trace this important aspect of the evolution of the field.
Thank you for your time and expertise!”
For questions related to the survey and/or the publication, please contact copicbook @ gmail.com