Managing Archival Photographs

Registration: October 3 - December 1, 2016

Course duration: January 9 - March 20, 2017

Using the publication Photographs: Archival Care and Management, students will be introduced to the management of archival photographs in seven modules.

Topics for the modules include:

Module 1.    Photographic history, technology and processes

Module 2.    Appraisal

Module 3.    Accessioning and arrangement

Module 4.    Description

Module 5.    Preservation

Module 6.    Reference, copyright and public outreach

Module 7.    Digitization

Students will also receive, by electronic mail, a self-study guide which includes instructions, supplementary reading (where applicable), self-study questions, and in most modules, a practical project. The self-study questions and projects will be submitted to the Instructor for evaluation. Upon completing all the projects within the allotted time, students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Students can expect to work 10-12 hours a week for the duration of the course.

Instructor: Lisa Glandt, AABC Education and Advisory Services Coordinator

Cost: AABC members $350.00 (CAD) / Non-member $500.00 (CAD); plus the cost of the course textbook

Textbook: Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler. Photographs: Archival Care and Management  (SAA, 2006). Students will be able to order the textbook at a reduced rate of $35.00 (USD). *Please note that US Customs charges may be invoiced in a separate billing depending on your mailing location.*

Limit: 22 students

To Register:

As of November 7, 2016, the course registration is now full. No further registrations are being accepted at this time. If you would like your name added to the wait list in the advent someone cancels their registration, please contact the EAS Advisor at

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