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: