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Photograph Conservation and Preservation Resources


NEDCC offers training programs focused on an array of preservation topics. Below is a list of topics related to photograph preservation. Visit the Current Training Programs page for descriptions and registration dates.

  • Care and Reformmating of Microfilm Webinar
  • Caring for Photograph Collections Webinar
  • Caring for Scrapbooks Webinar
  • Fundamentals of Photograph Preservation Course
  • Getting Started with Digitizing Photos and Documents Webinar
  • Strategies for Acetate and Nitrate Negatives and Film Webinar


Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs HTML

Preservation Leaflets – Section 5: Photographs

1. A Short Guide to Film Base Photographic Materials: Identification, Care, and Duplication 2020 HTML PDF
2.1 Types of Photographs, part 1: 19th and Early 20th Century 2018 HTML PDF
2.2 Types of Photographs, part 2: Color 2020 HTML PDF
2.3 Types of Photographs, part 3: Digital Output Media 2019 HTML PDF
3. Care of Photographs 2019 HTML PDF
4. Creating Long-Lasting Inkjet Prints 2020 HTML PDF
5. Storage Enclosures for Photographic Materials 2018 HTML PDF



Glass Plate Photograph Conservation, NEDCC
As part of #AskAConservator Day, NEDCC's Senior Photograph Conservator Monique Fischer walks through identifying two types of glass plate photographs and how to house them for proper storage.

Behind the Scenes in NEDCC's Photograph Conservation Lab, NEDCC

Best Practices and Practical Solutions for Storing and Exhibiting Photographs, ATALM
NEDCC's Associate Photograph and Paper Conservator Amanda Maloney reviews the advantages and disadvantages of common materials used for archival housings, with an emphasis on appropriateness for specific types of photographic processes

Conserving Coca-Cola Wall Sign Photography, The Coca-Cola Co.
See how The North East Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is helping the Coca-Cola archives preserve a 100+-year-old photo album featuring images of vintage murals from across the country.

How A 90-Year-Old Photograph Is Professionally Conserved, Insider
NEDCC's Senior Photograph Conservator Monique Fischer shows how to restore a 90-year-old panorama photo.

Cómo se conserva profesionalmente una fotografía de 90 años | Reparación, Insider Español
NEDCC's Senior Photograph Conservator Monique Fischer muestra cómo restaurar una foto panorámica de 90 años.

Treatment STORIES

Visit the NEDCC Stories page for all Photograph Conservation stories.


Finding a Balance: Conservation of the Dolley Madison Cased Image from the Greensboro History Museum 



Ghost Signs Before They Were Ghosts: Preserving a Rare 1913-1914 Photograph Album for the Coca-Cola Archives



Looking at the Big Picture: Preserving the Unique Photograph Collections at the Appalachian Mountain Club,



Updated 2022