Gawain WeaverGawain Weaver: Conservation and Consulting Services in the Care of Historic and Fine Art Photographs

Registration Open for the Spring 2020 Care and ID of Photographs Online Course

January 21, 2020

What: Care and Identification of Photographs, ONLINE
When: March 30 - May 17, 2020
Where: Online
Who: archivists, curators, collections managers, collectors and YOU! No experience necessary!


This course can be taken from any computer (Mac, Windows, even Linux) and only requires access to the Canvas learning management system website and Zoom videoconferencing software (both free). One could even do the course on a tablet or phone running the Canvas and Zoom apps. The weekly live chat on Zoom occurs once a week on Thursdays, at 1pm PST, and is also recorded for students who cannot attend the live chat. Lectures, readings, quizzes, crossword puzzles, and other monster mayhem photo fun are done on your own schedule, each week.


Comments from students who took the course in Fall, 2019:

"I highly recommend investing in your professional development by taking this multiple week course. You have access to one of the most talented and generous conservators in this field."
—Darlene Bialowski, Principal, Darlene Bialowski Art Services, LLC, Southwest New Hampshire

"For any serious collector, taking this course is time and money extremely well spent."
—Michael R. Whalen, Esq., Pasadena, California

"Definitely the place to come to get a great overview of photographic processes and materials, and how to care for them."
—Erna Tidy, Collection Technician, Documentary Heritage, Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum, NZ

"This was the best course I have taken in a long time. The material was new to me, but Gawain presented it clearly and reinforced it through a variety of formats. He is an engaging instructor, and patiently answered all our individual questions."
—Vanessa Hardy, Conservation Technician, San Francisco Public Library

"Gave me skills and knowledge that I was able to apply directly back to my archival work. The online format allowed me to balance my day-to-day work and not have to travel cross-country. . . . Having the chance to learn from Gawain and interact with other colleagues in the course was incredibly beneficial."
—Catherine Mayfield, Library Director, Maryland Historical Society

"I've been wanting to take the Care and ID of Photographs course for years now, and the online version did not disappoint."
—Danielle Creech, Head of Preservation & Digitization, Washington University in St. Louis

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