As Photograph Conservator, Zach Long meets with clients, assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a wide variety of photographic materials, from daguerreotypes to digital prints. He also develops and presents programming on a variety of topics relating to photograph preservation.
Prior to joining CCAHA in 2019, Zach was a photograph conservator at the George Eastman Museum. He has interned in the conservation labs of the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and several private practices. Earlier in his career Zach was a conservation technician at Harvard University's Weissman Preservation Center and before that a research assistant at the Image Permanence Institute. He holds a Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from SUNY Buffalo State and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.