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Alternative Photography, Mike Ware
http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/main.html
“Mike Ware is a chemist and photographer, known for his work in alternative photographic processes. His website includes practical instructions for the argyrotype (prints using iron salts as the light-sensitive coating), cyanotype, platinotype (prints using light-sensitive solutions containing platinum), palladiotype (prints using light-sensitive solutions containing palladium), and chrysotype(using gold to form or tone the final image) processes. The site also includes papers on various technical issues, the conservation of ‘alternative process’ prints, historical essays, galleries, and extensive lists of links and resources.”

Eastman Museum: Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation
https://eastman.org/advanced-residency-program-photograph-conservation-capstone-research-projects
“The Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation, hosted by George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology, offered fellowships to a select group of early- to mid-career conservators to come to Rochester, New York, to specialize in photograph conservation over a two-year period.” The program began in September 1999 and concluded in August 2009. Research categories include historic processes, connoisseurship, and conservation treatment.”

Projects and Research, Image Permanence Institute
https://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/imaging/research
“Research on the nature of photographic images and other forms of print media, as well as the stability of imaging and information media and digital preservation. IPI provides information and technical support for the archival and photographic conservation profession.”

Topics in Photographic Preservation, American Institute for Conservation
http://resources.conservation-us.org/pmg-topics/
“The Photographic Materials Group (PMG) of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) publishes Topics in Photographic Preservation biennially.  It is a compilation of papers presented at PMG sessions during the annual meetings of the AIC and during PMG biennial winter meetings, but can also contain other submissions related to photographic materials.  Published research and treatment is authored by scientists, conservators, and historians in the field.  Although contributors are trained professionals, none of the papers in Topics are peer reviewed.”

Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage: Selected Readings from the International 2015 SOIMA Conference
http://www.beeldengeluid.nl/sites/default/files/media/00_SOIMA_Unlocking_Sound_and_Image_Heritage_0.pdf
“SOIMA: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage is a web-based and freely downloadable book that offers tips and advice from dedicated professionals from all corners of the world, for the preservation and creative use of sound and image heritage. Featuring compelling case examples and strategies founded in evidence-based research, this resource will interest collectors, users and educators alike. Within the pages of this work, the authors explore the diversity of sound and image collections, and highlight innovative, creative and cost-effective strategies for coping with constant technological change and meagre resources. The topics are as diverse as the authors, who come from fifteen different countries and institutional contexts.”

Wilhelm Imaging Research
http://www.wilhelm-research.com/index.html
“Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. conducts research on the stability and preservation of traditional and digital color photographs and motion pictures. The company publishes brand name-specific permanence data for desktop and large-format inkjet printers and other digital printing devices.”

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