18 participants from the MEPPI alumni cohort attended the Digitization of Photographs workshop, an advanced workshop part of MEPPI Phase II. The workshop consisted of two four-day back to back workshops which took place at the Arab Image Foundation from 10-13 May & 16-19 May. Topics covered included understanding quality issues of digital reproductions; quality control and image processing; choosing and evaluating equipment; and file and metadata management. The workshop teaching includes lectures and practical work sessions. The sessions were led by Klaus Pollmeier, and teaching assistant Charbel Saad.
MEPPI Phase II workshops include a series of two Environment, Exhibition and Storage of Photographs, and three Digitization of Photographs workshops offered between the second half of 2015, through early 2017. Both workshops build upon the foundation of information and skills acquired by participants during their first MEPPI course, letting them expand their knowledge in topics fundamental to the preservation of their institutions’ photograph collections.
The next and final Digitization of Photographs workshop will be held early 2017.