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Photograph by M Halberstadt
Photograph by M Halberstadt, © The M. Halberstadt Family Trust

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

Care of Encased Photographic Images (Notes 16/1), 2007

Care of Black-and-White Photographic Glass Plate Negatives (Notes 16/2), 2007

Care of Black-and-White Photographic Negatives on Film (Notes 16/3), 2007

Care of Black-and-White Photographic Prints (Notes 16/4), 2007

Care of Colour Photographic Materials (Notes 16/5), 2007

Processing contemporary black-and-white photographic films and papers for maximum permanence (Notes 16/6), 2007

Preventive Conservation and Risks


International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The following publications are available for purchase through the ISO website:

Imaging Materials – Processed Silver-Gelatin Type Black-and-White Specifications for Stability ISO 18901:2010

Imaging Materials – Processed Photographic Films, Plates and Papers—Filing Enclosures and Storage Containers ISO 18902:2013 (E)

Imaging Materials – Processed Safety Photographic Films – Storage Practices ISO 18911:2010 (E)

Imaging Materials – Processed Photographic Plates – Storage Practices ISO 18918:2000 (E)


Image Permanence Institute (IPI)

The IPI Guide to Preservation of Digitally-Printed Photographs. Daniel M. Burge.
Rochester, NY: Image Permanence Institute, 2014

The IPI Media Storage Quick Reference, 2nd Edition. Peter Z. Adelstein.
Rochester, NY: Image Permanence Institute, 2010

The IPI Storage Guide for Acetate Film. James M. Reilly.
Rochester, NY: Image Permanence Institute, 1993

The IPI Storage Guide for Color Photographic Materials. James M. Reilly.
Rochester, NY: Image Permanence Institute, 1998


Library of Congress (LoC)

Care, Handling, and Storage of Photographs – Overview

Care, Handling, and Storage of Photographs. Leaflet, 2002

Care, Handling, and Storage of Photographs. PDF version

LoC Digital Preservation Newsletter and Related Digital Information

Photographic Preservation FAQs Visual Materials: Processing and Cataloguing Bibliography 

 


Publications

The Acetate Negative Survey. Final ReportDavid G. Horvath.
Louisville, KY: University of Louisville, 1987

After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family TreasuresFEMA.
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 2015

Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints. Eastman Kodak Co.
Rochester, N.Y.:, 1986The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital

The Care of Photographs. Sigfried Rempel. 
New York: Nick Lyons Books, 1987

Color Prints, Color Negatives, Color Slides and Motion Pictures. Henry Wilhelm.
Grinnell, Iowa: Preservation Publishing Company, 1993

Focus on Photo Care and PreservationUniversity of Kentucky.
Lexington: UK Cooperative Extension Service 

The Photo Archive Handbook. Mary Engel.
New York City: American Photography Archives Group, 2017

Photographs: Archival Care and Management. Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Diane L. Vogt-O’Conner. 
Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2006

Photographs of the Past: Process and Preservation. Bertrand Lavédrine.
Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2009

Twentieth Century Color Photographs : Identification and Care. Sylvie Pénichon.
Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2013


Online Tools and Training 

AV Preserve

California Preservation Program

Connecting to Collections Care

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

CoOL Conservation OnLine

Dear Donia…

dpBestFlow

Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative

Filmcare

Getty Conservation Institute-AATA Online

Graphics Atlas

National Park Service Museum Management Program

National Park Service Cold Storage Presentation

Northeast Document Conservation Center-Current Training Programs

Northeast Document Conservation Center-Preservation Leaflets

Photographic Materials Group

Wilhelm Imaging Research