Let's Archive It: A Snap in Time, a Shot for the Future

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Join Kyla Ubbink, Professionally Accredited Conservator for "A Snap in Time, a Shot for the Future: History of Photographic Process and Preserving your Photographs” on May 2nd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

If a picture says a thousand words, then a family photograph tells a thousand tales; and ones we want to pass on and keep for the future. Knowing the photographic processes used to create an image helps identify the era the picture was taken in, and guides us in how to go about handling, using and preserving that image. From Daguerrotypes, and Tin types, to Colodial-Chloride, and Gelatin, and every photographic technique and emulsion type in between; learn how these processes work, what time periods they were popular in, and how to identify them through practice with actual historic examples.

Explore what agents of deterioration cause damage to photographs and what can be done at home to mitigate and preserve them for the future. Proper boxing and albums, controlling the climate, keeping pollutants at bay, handling techniques, digitization and framing are all important to the longevity of your collection. Try out some of the techniques in class and go home with a simple acid-free folder. Make the most out of your resources with tips to preserve, digitize, use and ensure the longevity of your family’s pictorial history.

The cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required by calling 613-354-3027. 

97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON
  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • Tourism Kingston
  • Ontario Heritage Trust