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Course: Preservation of Photograph Collections / 29-31 March

During this 3-day workshop participants will learn about the deterioration affiliated with the various photographic processes. Storage, housing and exhibition guidelines will be discussed for negatives, 19th Century photographs and for modern and contemporary processes. During course practicals participants will view damage and deterioration on study collection photographs. The course also covers the main aspects of loan requirements and condition surveying of photographs.

Clara von Waldthausen, instructor of the course, received her Masters in Conservation in 2000. After her studies she researched the autochrome process at the CRCC in Paris under the supervision of Bertrand Lavedrine. Waldthausen has since been in private practice working for most of the major museums in the Netherlands, and teaching workshops and students internationally. Since 2014, she coordinates and teaches the Master in Photograph Conservation at the University of Amsterdam. (

Read more here: Preservation of Photograph Collections

Date:        29, 30 & 31 March 2017

Costs:      695,00 euro excl. VAT 

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The course will be taught in English. The costs include lunch & coffee breaks, and the course reader. To register for this course please send an email to:  

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