Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer: Virtual Photo Enclosure Workshop

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Registration ends on Monday, February 12th at 5:00PM ET.


$130 - Standard

$110 - Student 

* Please note that these costs include materials and shipping fees for the supplies. We will mail them directly to the address you list when you register for the course. 

This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is provided with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the William Penn Foundation and Independence Foundation.

Registration has now ended for this workshop; for more workshops and webinars from CCAHA please click here.

In this course, you will learn to make three types of photo enclosures: phase boxes, vapor-proof packing for cold-storage, and enclosures for broken glass plate negatives. Each of these workshops will take place online, and we will send you the materials to make the enclosures with real-time assistance from our instructors. We will also share a list of resources on each of these three enclosures.  

Course content will be released on Monday, February 26th at 9:30am ET. Workshops will take place in Zoom Meetings from 2-4pm ET on Wednesday, February 28, Thursday, February 29, and Friday, March 1. All sessions will be recorded and will be available for six weeks following the conclusion of the course. 

This course addresses Goal #3—expanding access to education, professional development, and leadership opportunities—of the Education, Professional Development, and Leadership section of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation’s 2023 Held In Trust report. 

About our instructors:

Maddie Cooper, Associate Preventative Conservator.

In her position as Preventive Conservator, Maddie works with both the Preservation Services and Conservation Departments to carry out preservation surveys and assessments for museums, libraries, archives, and community collections, and to work on treatment projects requiring preventive care. 

Maddie has worked with a wide range of institutional and community collections. She held roles in conservation and collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Wolfsonian-FIU prior to specializing in preventive conservation in graduate school. Through her graduate career, she interned with the Disaster Research Center, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Midwest Art Conservation Center. Maddie holds an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, a BA in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a BA in Art Conservation with a minor in Art History from the University of Delaware. 

Amanda Murray, Preservation Specialist and DHPSNY Program Manager. 

As the Program Manager for Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, Amanda oversees all aspects of DHPSNY, including coordinating educational programs, communications, outreach, and planning and assessment programs. 

Prior to joining DHPSNY in 2020, Amanda worked as the Visual Materials Cataloger for the Department of Rare and Manuscript Collections and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. She has worked as an archivist for Preserving the Past, LLC, an archival consultant for the Out Alliance in Rochester, NY, interned in the Photography Department at the George Eastman Museum, and served as the graphics and marketing communications coordinator for The Corning Museum of Glass. Amanda received an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from the University of Rochester and George Eastman Museum, an MLS from the University at Buffalo, and a BA in Art History from SUNY Fredonia. 

Basia Nosek, Associate Paper Conservator. 

As Associate Paper Conservator, Basia assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a wide range of objects, including works of art on paper and archival materials. 

Prior to joining CCAHA, Basia worked with collections at various institutions, including the Library of Congress, Hirshhorn Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Judd Foundation. She earned her M.A. and C.A.S, with specialization in paper conservation, from SUNY at Buffalo State College. Prior to entering graduate school, she received a BFA in both Art History and Painting, with an interdisciplinary minor in Eastern European and Eurasian Studies from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.