MARAC Workshops


Care and Identification of Color Photographs
Presented in Partnership with Virginia Association of Museums (VAM)

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-8000
United States

Register online at https://www.vamuseums.org/events/register?id=2453  Registration open until 11/28/18 at 12:00 AM

This workshop will provide an introduction to the care and identification of color photographs, with a primary emphasis on twentieth and twenty-first century materials. We will begin with a brief history of the development of color photography and common color processes, including screen plate color, dye transfer and chromogenic development. The various printing techniques for digital images including inkjet, dye sublimation and electrophotography will be discussed, as well as care and preservation of color photographs with particular attention given to the unique qualities that distinguish color photographs from black and white ones. The day would not be complete without covering tips for reading and researching photographs and a visit to the Library of Virginia's collection.

Guest Speaker:

  • Hillary Kativa, Chief Curator of Audio Visual and Digital Collections, Science History Institute, Philadelphia
  • Dana Puga, Prints and Photographs Collection Specialist, Manuscripts & Special Collections, Library of Virginia

Certificate in Museum Management: Provides one credit in Collections Care 

Organizations sending two or more staff/volunteers to this workshop can take $5 off each registration. Contact VAM to register to take advantage of this multiple registrant discount 804.358.3173 or [email protected]

Questions?  Please contact Paige Newman at [email protected]