Key Resources


American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works—Photographic Materials Specialty Group

Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris

Conservation Online—Albumen Photograph: History, Science, Preservation

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works and the New York Public Library—Characterization of Silver Gelatin Photographs

Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs, Teaching & Learning Resources of the Getty Conservation Institute

George Eastman House: Notes on Photographs

ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group

Image Permanence Institute

Institute of Conservation (ICON)—Photographic Materials Group

Photograph Conservation Research at the Getty Conservation Institute

Regional Alliance for Preservation


The Digital Print: Identification and Preservation by Martin Jürgens (2009), Los Angeles: Getty Publications.

Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic and Photomechanical Processes (vols. 1 and 2) by Luis Nadeau (1994), New Brunswick: Atelier Luis Nadeau.

Fundamentals of Photograph Conservation by Klaus Hendriks et al. (1991), Toronto: Lugus.

A Guide to the Preventive Conservation of Photograph Collections by Bertrand Lavédrine (2003), Los Angeles: Getty Publications.

History of Photography by Josef Maria Eder (1978), New York: Dover Publications.

The Illustrated History of Colour Photography by Jack Coote (1993), Surbiton: Fountain Press.

Issues in the Conservation of Photographs edited by Debra Hess Norris and Jennifer Jae Gutierrez (2010), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

Memoirs of a Photochemist by Fritz Wentzel (1960), Philadelphia: American Museum of Photography.

A New History of Photography edited by Michel Frizot (1998), Cologne: Könemann.

The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs by Henry Wilhelm and Carol Brower (1993), Grinnell, Iowa: Preservation Publishing Company.

Revoir Henri Cartier-Bresson, papers of a 2008 symposium held in two parts, the first on 4–7 Oct. at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, Normandy, and the second on 14–15 Nov. at the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, edited by Anne Cartier-Bresson and Jean-Pierre Montier (2009) Paris: Editions Textuel.

"Understanding 20th Century Photographs: The Baryta Layer," abstracts of a symposium held on 24 Jan. 2006, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.

Le Vocabulaire Technique de la Photographie by Anne Cartier-Bresson (2008), Paris: Marval.

For more information on issues related to Photograph Conservation, search AATA Online.