Image of a file filled with black and white photographs with the text "Caring for Photograph Collections" and the AASLH LogoPhotographic media are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This webinar will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed.

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About the Presenter:

Rachel Wetzel received a Bachelors of Arts in Art History & Sculpture from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters of Arts degree with a certificate in Art Conservation in 2005 from the State University of New York, Buffalo State College. She holds a certificate for the completion of the Advance Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at the George Eastman House.

Prior to joining the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, she completed internships at the George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, both in Rochester NY, Heugh-Edmonson Conservation, LLC, at the private conservation studio of Paul Messier and at the Library of Congress.