The Preservation of Family Photographs
Here, There and Everywhere
This presentation offers basic guidance on the care and preservation of family photographs from nineteenth-century tintypes to contemporary color prints. The webinar addresses the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative materials, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration. Strategies for preservation, such as proper handling, storage and display techniques, will be shared.
ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.
- basic characterization and identification of albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic color print materials, and film base negatives
- agents of deterioration for photographic materials
- storage and exhibition practices
- handling guidelines
- prioritization for preservation