13 participants from the MEPPI alumni cohort attended the Environment, Exhibition and Storage of Photographs workshop, an advanced workshop part of MEPPI Phase II. The workshop was a two-week workshop which took place at the bibliothèque nationale du royaume du maroc 10-21 October 2016.
The Environment, Exhibition and Storage of Photographs provides additional training and experience in preventive conservation, with a particular emphasis on the storage and exhibition of photographs. Topics covered are environmental impacts on photographs; condition assessments; environmental monitoring and control options; selecting and creating enclosures; cold storage; planning a small storage facility, preservation concerns of exhibition; concerns of exhibition, packing and shipping, lighting; mold management.
Workshop teaching involved lectures, case studies, practical exercises, discussions and visits to photograph collections.
The sessions were lead by instructors Debra H.Norris, Nora Kennedy, Bertrand Lavédrine, Tram Vo and teaching assistant Maha Ahmed.
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 in March 2017.