New Photograph Preservation Workshop!

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Photograph Preservation Workshop

Cultural heritage collections typically contain photographs. Join instructor, Stephen Fletcher, Photographic Archivist for UNC’s North Carolina Collection, at a workshop on February 6, 2023, to learn how to care for these important visual documents. The production of different technical formats across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries involved varying chemical processes. As they age, those formats require different preservation strategies. This workshop is an introduction to identifying a variety of types of photographs: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, hand-colored silver gelatin prints, contemporary color, and digital photographs. Instruction will also focus on preservation methods and materials for proper handling, exhibition, and storage.

Date and Location

  • What? In-person workshop on photograph preservation
  • Where? Meeting Room A, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC
  • When? Monday, February 6, 2023, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, ET (Eastern)
  • How much? $50 NCPC members, $75 nonmembers,
    $25 students, includes lunch
  • Who should attend? Anyone who cares for a collection with photographs
  • Register Here (Last Day to Register is Wed, Feb 1, 2023)

2022 Conference Update

Due to leadership transitions and other logistical concerns, NCPC has decided to change the format for its 2022 annual conference. Rather than holding this year’s conference on a single day, we will be spreading out our “potluck” of preservation topics throughout the fall, spring, and summer. We hope you will join us for these upcoming programs and presentations. Stay tuned!

NCPC Seeks Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Preservation Consortium is seeking qualified applicants for its Executive Director position. We are looking for applicants who are committed to preserving the cultural heritage of North Carolina, and who enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues across the state.

The Executive Director is a critical part of the ongoing success of NCPC. The duties of the Executive Director are outlined in the NCPC Bylaws, as well as in the job description. Responsibilities include organizational support, communications, financial management, outreach and promotion, and specific committee assignments. This position reports to the Board of Directors, and receives a stipend that is approved by the Board of Directors each fiscal year. A stipend of $1,500 has been approved for the 2022-23 fiscal year and will be prorated based on start date.

Interviews will begin in mid-November 2022. Please submit your application material as soon as possible.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references via email to:

Arleen Fields, NCPC President

Application Deadline: November 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM.