Courses packageConservation and restorationHeritage and museology

Photos, documents and books conservation – 2 courses package

Estimated time
60 hours

Overview

Photos, documents and book conservation deals with the preservation of our memories.

Our historical memories recognized as such in archives, libraries and public institutions, but also the preservation of the memories of our family and our community.

In this package of 2 courses, you will learn how to carry out the conservation of photos and documents and books conservation in a professional or personal context.

Language: English

The course fee includes access 24 hours / day for unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the programs
  • Tutorial videos
  • Detailed instructions
  • Links to articles, videos and websites
  • Assessment (1 final questionnaire per course)
  • Certificate (1 certificate per course).
Learning objectives

At the end of the documents and books conservation course, participants will be able to:

  • know materials, supports and constituent elements of books and documents
  • identify the main pathologies in documents and books and their causes
  • maintenance operations and repairs on documents and books
  • know the methods for the preservation of documents and books

At the end of the conservation of photography course, participants will be able to:

  • 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? 

It is particularly useful for museologists, archivists, booksellers, librarians. For all who want to conserve their books, documents and photographs.

It has no access requirements.

Certificate

Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt 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.

Learning

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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Preventive conservation of photography

PART 1 – Preservation / Conservation / Restauration

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.

PART 2 – Photography: concept, structure and most common typologies

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
PART 3 – Common deterioration factors (internal and external)

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
  • External factors
PART 4 – Environment and pest control

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.

PART 5 – Handling and Packaging systems

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.

  • Handling
  • Packaging systems
PART 6 – The Preservation Program

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)

Preservation of books and documents

1. Concepts and levels of operation
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Interventional and curative conservation
  • Restoration
2. Materials

2.1. Writing materials

2.2. Inks

2.3. Adhesives

2.4. Bookbinding  

3. Agents of deterioration

3.1. Main agents of deterioration

3.2. Main agents of damage and loss

3.3. Most common types of damage

4. Damage minimization and techniques

4.1. Cleaning

4.1.Flattening

4.1. Consolidation and repair of damage

5. Preservation of materials

5.1. Handling and transportation

5.2. Storage

5.3. Maintenance and cleaning

5.4. Integrated pest management

5.5. Environmental management

5.5.1. Temperature and relative humidity

5.5.2. Light and invisible radiations

5.5.3. Pollutants and contaminants

Author

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.

Geraldine Garcia

With a degree in Archeology and a Masters degree in Museology by the University of Porto, she specialized in Preventive Conservation. Throughout her academic and professional career, she had the opportunity to join English Heritage’s Collection Conservation Team (London) and collaborate with the Direção Regional de Cultura do Centro and the University of Coimbra.

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