"Issues in the Conservation of Photographs" by . Norris

Issues in the Conservation of Photographs . Norris

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Publication date:
19 Aug 2010
Getty Publications
752 pages: 257 x 180 x 38mm
36 colour, 55 b&w illustrations, & 111 line drawings

This is an authoritative and insightful survey of the evolving field of photograph conservation. This volume is the first publication to chronicle the emergence and systematic development of photograph conservation as a profession. In 72 essential texts from the 19th century to the present day, this anthology collects key writings that have influenced both the philosophical and the practical aspects of conserving photographs. The materials were carefully selected by the editors along with an advisory board of international experts and include a number - particularly the lectures, memos, and letters - that have never been published before. Many of the topics - safe environmental parameters, silver image permanence, and proper treatment methods - have been debated since the introduction of photography. By promoting an understanding of these issues, this volume seeks to advance the education of rising conservation professionals, inspire new scholarship, and contribute to the field's ongoing evolution.

Debra Norris is professor of photograph conservation and chair of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware. Jennifer Gutierrez is assistant professor in the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware.