Photography conservation workshop in Tallinn 2012

Following the success of international training for audiovisual archivists SOIMA 2011 arranged in a partnership with ICCROM in Riga and Vilnius, Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) organized „Photography conservation" workshop in Tallinn from 2-3 November, 2012. It was hosted by KUMU Art Museum inpartnership with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (Belgium), Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections (France), and the Estonian Photographic Heritage Society. Event was supported by  Institut français d'Estonie.

Mr. Bertrand Lavédrine (Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections, France) and Mrs. Hilke Arijs (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Belgium) focused on  issues such as  identification of image materials, life expectancy of media, and ways of detecting deterioration. Additional topics included current knowledge and practices for documenting and cataloguing, media handling and storage, condition reporting.

Workshop was attended by 24 participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Canada, representing national museums, archives, universities and broadcasting institutions.

 Important links:

KUMU Art Muesum:

Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections:
Royal Institute for  Cultural Heritage:
Estonian Photographic Heritage Society