Common Collection Conditions: Assessing the Condition of Your Photograph Collections


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The fourth presentation in our Common Collection Conditions series, this webinar will discuss how to identify common condition problems found in photograph collections and introduce five priority levels that can be utilized to categorize collection items based on the urgency of conservation needs.

About the Speaker:

As Senior Photograph Conservator, Barbara Lemmen meets with clients, assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a wide variety of photographs, from daguerreotypes to digital prints. She also develops and presents programming related to photograph preservation and collections care. Barbara is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and has served as Program Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Chair of the Education and Training Committee for the Photographic Materials Working Group. She is a member of the International Council of Museums-Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC)’s Photographic Materials Working Group and the Philadelphia Area Conservation Association (PACA).


The Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) program is a five-year initiative providing free planning and education services to New York State's collecting institutions. The program is overseen by the New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education, with services administered by CCAHA.

The DHPSNY team delivers education programming, Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance to organizations in every corner of New York State. They serve the libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions that safeguard New York's heritage.

Visit the DHPSNY website to learn more about their free programs and services.