Conservation and restorationHeritage and museologyOnline course

Conservation of photography

Estimated time
35 hours

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On sale from 16/08/2022.
Sale ends on 24/08/2022.


In the Conservation of photography online course you will learn how to develop and maintain a preservation program for the photographic collections.

Language – English

Also available in: português | español

The course fee includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the program
  • Downloadable texts and tables
  • Glossaries
  • Explanatory videos
  • Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
  • Certificate.
Apart from being an image, a photograph is a palpable object, which occupies a place in space and requires specific attention, through its physical and chemical composition and the weaknesses that this may entail. 

Learning Objectives – Conservation of photography online course

In the Conservation of Photography online course you will learn:

◌ Recognise and distinguish the concepts of preservation, conservation and restoration.

◌ Identify and recognise the structure of a photograph (within its different types).

◌ Identify and recognise the most commonly found types of photographs.

◌ Recognise the main factors of common deterioration of photography.

◌ Apply a program destined to control environment and pest infestations.

◌ Recognise the practice of handling procedures and identify the more suitable storage systems for each type of photograph.

◌ Develop and maintain a preservation program for the photographic collection, suited to the types of photographs to which it is destined.

Who takes this Course?

The Conservation of Photography online course can serve publics of multiple backgrounds, from professionals who need an initial approach to the preventive conservation of photography, to those who wish to promote the longevity of their family photos and albums.

No access requirements.


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued . Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.



The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The course is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence. However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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How it works


Access 24 / 24 hours

Immediate start. Access every day, 24 hours a day to all content.

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From any device

Optimized for mobile devices. You just need an internet connection.

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For unlimited time

There is no time limit to complete your course. And you can access it whenever you want and as many times as you want.

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The course price includes the evaluation and Certificate.

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Yolanda Silva

Graduated in Art History (Faculdade de Letras of the University of Porto). Her career led her to work at the Municipal Historical Archive of Porto and the Museum of ISEP, with inventory and conservation of Photographic collections. She wandered around the world of antiquaries and tourism, until becoming a professional trainer/tutor, dedicating herself to the areas of Art History, Iconography and Conservation of Photography. She currently works at the Department of Culture of Porto, within the scope of Heritage. Has several written works / published in the areas of Art History, Iconography and Conservation.


Overall course evaluation – 4,4

(scale 1 – 5)

What students say about the Preventive conservation of photography course
Critical analysis and opportunities for improvement

Although the results obtained are very good, some opportunities for improvement were detected from the comments.

Suggestions for improvement were presented regarding the usability of the platform, especially on mobile devices. The platform has been modernized in order to provide greater ease and comfort in learning.

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On sale from 16/08/2022.
Sale ends on 24/08/2022.

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