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- The Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation
- The Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at the George Eastman House
- Notes on Photographs, a Wiki from George Eastman House
- The Image Permanence Institute
- ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group
- The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
- National Gallery of Art Works on Paper
- AIC’s Paper Conservation Catalog
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Paper Conservation
- Northeast Document Conservation Center Book Conservation
There are a number of international organizations concerned with conservation of photographs along with other subjects, including the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) , and the International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC). The Photographic Records Working Group is a specialty group within the ICOM-CC.
In the United States, the national membership organization of conservation professionals is the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works(AIC) to which the Photographic Materials Group (PMG) belongs. The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) also play an important role in the field of conservation. The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the leaders in preservation research of images in particular.
Education and Training
Among numerous programs concerned with conservation of photographs around the world are:
- University of Melbourne in Australia
- The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
- Canadian Conservation Institute
- The National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museology in Mexico (ENCRyM)
- Royal Institute for the Study and Conservation of Belgium’s Artistic Heritage
- Institut national du patrimoine
- Université Paris 1
- Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW)
- Fachhochschule Köln
- Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
- Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus
- Hochschule der Künste Bern
- Fratelli Alinari
- Studio Art Centers International, Florence (SACI)
- Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum
- The International master Program in Conservation of Antique Photographs and Paper Heritage held at the EICAP Faculty of Applied arts-Helwan University
In addition, Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts.
The United States, in particular, has many training or degree programs for photograph conservators offered by graduate schools and organizations such as:
- Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
- Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
- George Eastman House
- Buffalo State College
- Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
- University of Delaware
- Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
- Northern States Conservation Center
- Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.
- Basics of Photograph Preservation
- Preservation and Archives Professionals
- Care, Handling, and Storage of Photographs, Library of Congress
- The Care and Preservation of Photographic Prints, The Henry Ford Museum
- Preservation of Photographs: Select Bibliography, Northeast Document Conservation Center
- Caring for Your Photographs, The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
- A Consumer Guide to Digital and Print Stability, Image Permanence Institute
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