GCI Education is pleased to launch a new series of intensive two-week workshops focusing on issues related to the treatment of photographs and photographic negatives. These advanced-level workshops are designed as a follow-up to the 2008–10 course Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs and are intended for photograph conservators in central, southern, and eastern Europe. Although priority will be given to conservators working in this region, a limited number of spaces may be available to conservators from other parts of Europe.

Each annual workshop in the series will focus on a specific conservation issue, exploring appropriate treatment options in depth through lectures, discussions, and practical sessions.

Over a period of five years, workshops are planned on the following themes:

  • humidity and water-related damages;
  • structural repairs (consolidation, creases, tears, planar distortion, humidification and flattening, unmounting and mounting);
  • nonstructural/cosmetic repairs (reduction/removal of stains, adhesives, accretions and silver mirroring, bathing, filling and
  • conservation of albums, scrapbooks, and portfolios;
  • glass plate and film-based negatives, and cased photographs.

The first workshop will be offered in late spring or summer 2013 at the Croatian State Archives in Zagreb. Additional information regarding the workshop, including fees and expenses, and an application form will be available on the GCI website in fall 2012.

To be placed on the email list for the workshop, please send your name and email address to: euphotos@getty.edu.