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Croatian State Archives Hosts NEDCC Professional Development Symposium


22-24 May, 2019
Croatian State Archives
Zagreb, Croatia

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center and the Croatian State Archives presented a three-day professional development symposium for conservators, archivists, museum professionals, administrators, and others who care for photographic materials in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.  The goals of the Symposium were to create discussion on how to further the preservation of photographic materials in the region; to help create more professional development opportunities; reach other professionals; and to strengthen the connections between past participants in NEDCC’s training programs. This program was made possible by generous support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

History of the Program

NEDCC’s photograph conservation training initiative in the region began in 2004 with week-long workshops held at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. More than forty conservators and graduate students from eight countries received training at week-long focused workshops held at AFAD each year between 2004 and 2008. Twenty of those participants also received training at three-week-long photograph institutes from 2004 to 2008 at NEDCC in Andover, MA (USA). From 2010-2018, NEDCC has hosted an individual professional for a 2-month, focused hands-on training internship on photograph conservation. The NEDCC program has created a strong network within the region, allowing participants to continue their exchange of skills and expertise on the preservation of photographs. Learn more about the history of the program.

The 2019 Symposium Program

The 2019 Symposium program included short presentations by past participants in NEDCC’s Advanced Photograph Conservation Internship program; papers by professionals who are in charge of caring for photographic collections throughout the region; and a tour of the Croatian State Archives and the Croatian History Museum to view their photograph collections.

Martina Bagatin,  NEDCC's 2014 Advanced Intern and Senior Photograph Conservator at the Croatian State Archives helped develop the program and coordinated local arrangements. Hrvoje Gržina, NEDCC's 2011 Advanced Intern and Senior Archivist at the Croatian State Archives, has helped with the organization of the Symposium program.


Learn More

Learn more about the Symposium Sessions:

Symposium Abstract Book Now Available!


LINK to Symposium Information on the Croatian State Archives website.

This program was made possible by generous support from: