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AABC Distance Education: Managing Archival Photographs

  • September 12, 2022
  • 12:00 AM
  • November 21, 2022
  • 11:59 PM



Distance Education Course: Managing Archival Photographs

Course duration: September 12 - November 21, 2022

Registration: June 1 - August 31, 2022

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 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


Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler. Photographs: Archival Care and Management  (SAA, 2006). As of 2019 this publication is no longer available in hardcopy print. Electronic versions of the publication are available for purchase (PDF or e-Pub).

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