Caring for Photographic Collections: FREE Workshop by NEDCC | Compendium

A FREE half-day workshop will be presented in partnership with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)!
See agenda below.

Date:  Tuesday, September 13   9:30am – 1:00pm
Location:  Cambria County Library, Johnstown, PA
Speakers: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC and
Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

This is a hands-on workshop and seating is limited.  Register soon:  Registration will be accepted on a first response basis and not later than September 6.
Register at:
(a separate registration is required for Caring for Historic Collections on Sept 12)


9:30 – 9:45
Welcome and Introductions

9:45 – 12:30
Photograph Stewardship
Overview of the issues and challenges in caring for and preserving photographs and negatives.

Paper or Plastic (or Glass or Metal)?
Identifying photographic formats (prints and negatives, including microforms) commonly held in historic collections and their inherent susceptibilities to deterioration.

Questions and Break 

Preserving Photographic Collections
Creating an environment favorable to preservation, choosing appropriate enclosures, what to avoid, when to talk with a conservator. Resources for photographic collections. Identification exercise.           

12:30 – 1:00
Questions and Wrap Up