In the Conservation of photography online course you will learn how to develop and maintain a preservation program for the photographic collections.
The course fee includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:
- Lessons for each theme of the program
- Downloadable texts
- Explanatory videos
- Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
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.
◌ 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 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
At the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued .
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
Before any approach to the conservation of cultural assets, it will be necessary to synthesize its fundamental concepts.
A lesson is presented with the synthesis of these concepts based on the ICOM – International Council of Museums.
In this part of the course we will learn what photography really is. The processes inherent to their production and the various typologies and their differences.
- Structure: base, support, emulsion, album, etc.
- Most common typologies
Before starting any preservation program, it is necessary to know the main factors of deterioration of the different photographic species. Only then can we adopt the appropriate measures for each specific case
- Internal factors
The environmental and pest control that can damage our photographic collections is a fundamental step in the conservation process. We will know the various ways and equipment to carry out this control.
How to handle our photographic species and what are the best forms of packaging, from the most complex processes to the simplest and most economical ones.
- Packaging systems
What are the stages and methods to develop a preservation program suitable for each type of photographic collection. In this part of the course, several examples will be given and supporting materials will be provided for future use.
- Museum collection program
- Proposed program for private collections (at home)
Overall course evaluation – 4,4
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What students say about the 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.