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Spring 2021 Care and ID of Photographs Online Course begins February 15

January 01, 2021

What: Care and Identification of Photographs, ONLINE
When: February 15 - April 4, 2021
Where: Online
Who: archivists, curators, collections managers, collectors and YOU! No experience necessary!


Registration Includes:
• 7-week online course
• 60x LED handheld microscope
• Basic Photographic Sample Set
• 250-page full-color notebook packet

Additional Details:
• The course is hosted via the Canvas Learning Management System and is accessed via your browser from any computer or even tablet or phone (Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android)
• Weekly lectures are pre-recorded and can be watched any time
• Live weekly chat is 1-2 hours as needed with Q&A and guided ID sessions on Zoom, Thursdays @1pm Pacific Time. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but it is recorded for when schedules or time zones conflict. The Zoom app can be accessed on any computer, tablet, or phone.
• Students reported spending 4-6 hours / week on the course on average.


Comments from recent attendees:

"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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