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Florence Declaration – Recommendations for the Preservation of Analogue Photo Archives

I want to share with all network members this important initiative from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (apologies for cross-posting):

"The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut wishes to generate a greater understanding of the inescapable value of photographs and analogue archives for the future of studies in historic, human and social sciences. Only integration between the analogue format and the digital format can guarantee the correct conservation of the photographic heritage for future studies and at the same time the implementation of digital instruments. Representatives of both the photographic collections and academic research are therefore called on to support and respect the following recommendations."

Everyone who has not yet read and signed this declaration is encouraged to do so by visiting:

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Comment by Afzal Ansary on June 29, 2011 at 9:43
Yes, indeed, it is a wonderful idea and I am sure there will be plenty support. I would love sign up but the link is not working for me for some unknown reason. Best wishes - Afzal
Comment by John Bradley on December 12, 2009 at 20:28
Yes, thank you Nina. I've signed on.
Comment by Mike Ware on December 12, 2009 at 11:32
Thank you, Nina, for highlighting this important declaration for the Community; I'm sure there are many others like me, concerned with photographic permanence, who will wish to give it their support. All good wishes,

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