Managing Archival Photographs

Registration: June 1 -  August 31, 2022

Course duration: September 12 - November 21, 2022


Course details:

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 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 about 10-12 hours per week on readings and assignments 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


Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler. Photographs: Archival Care and Management  (SAA, 2006). As of 2019, hardcopy versions of this textbook are no longer being printed. An electronic version (ePub or PDF) of the textbook is available from the SAA Bookstore.

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