How to care for your photographs (Online and Onsite)

Year course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Photographic collections, whether they are artistic, archival, or family heirlooms, are invaluable and intricate artefacts that demand special care. 

This hybrid course, taking place both online and in person at V&A South Kensington, will outline the guiding principles, best practice and the practical skills for preserving photographic collections. 

Attendees will learn about the different historic and contemporary photographic processes and materials, understanding factors contributing to their deterioration and implementing methods to ensure long-term accessibility, and enjoyment. 
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Portrait of Course Leader  Barbara Borghese

Course Leader
Barbara Borghese

Barbara is the Lead Conservator for books, paper and photographs at the V&A. With 25 years of experience working in museums, libraries and archives, she is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work and is a consultant in collection care projects.

" Academy courses are my foundation (...) It is a very safe place to pursue an education without judgment. " Previous Professional Development course attendee

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Year course: How to care for your photographs (Online and Onsite)

4 November 2024 - 5 November 2024


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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 10.00 - 13.00, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)