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Care of Photographs

Friday 26th January, 2018

10:00 to 16:30.

This day-long seminar with esteemed photography conservator Susie Clark will cover the history and identification of photographic processes and techniques, common preservation problems and solutions. The event is a  collaboration between the Social History Curators Group and the Photographic Collections Network (PCN).


The Learning Zone, Wakefield Museums, One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB


This one day course is aimed at those with responsibility for the care of photographic collections. It provides an introduction to the nature and identification of photographic processes and an understanding of their associated conservation issues and solutions. It will also cover the preservation measures which need to be taken to ensure the collections remain in good condition in the future. 

Susie Clark ACR is an ICON accredited conservator and consultant, specialising in the conservation of photographs. After qualifying in paper conservation from Camberwell School of Art and Craft, she was the conservator for the BBC Hulton Picture Library. She has been a freelance conservator since 1990, working primarily for institutions, both in this country and abroad. In 1996, she was the recipient of the Museums and Galleries Commission Conservation Award for Research and Innovation.


09.45 – 10.00    Registration (Museum doors open at 9:00)
10.00 – 10.15    Welcome and introductions
10.15 – 11.45    History and identification of photographic processes
11.45 – 12.00    Break
12.00 – 13.00    Conservation problems and solutions
13.00 – 14.00    Lunch break (NB Lunch is not provided)
14.00 – 15.00    Conservation problems and solutions
15.00 – 15.15    Tea
15.15 – 16.30    Preservation measures

Booking your place


Seminar tickets cost £20 each. 

More details and information about the Photographic Collection Network (PCN) can be found here:

Any questions or queries about the seminar, please contact the PCN directly

Free place

There is a FREE PLACE available for SHCG members who haven’t attended a SHCG seminar before. Please fill out the form (below) and send it to by 5PM on Wednesday 10th January 2018


Click here to download the free place application form