Preservation of Photographic Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universities Project (2008-2009)

HBCU TypewritersThe Image Permanence Institute (IPI) has partnered with the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) for Phase III of the Preservation of Photographic Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universities project. The project is a four-phase initiative to improve the preservation of significant photographic collections held within Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

IPI’s role is to provide and distribute PEM2® dataloggers and Climate Notebook software to the twelve participating institutions, and to assist site staff in instituting an environmental monitoring program. Monitoring will continue for a full year, at which time IPI will prepare extensive analysis and recommendation reports for each site.

This project provides the participating institutions practical training in photograph preservation, assisting with prioritization of needed projects, stabilizing at risk collections, and encouraging investment in preservation within their institutions.

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Project funding was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 


IPI can work with your organization to develop an Environmental Monitoring and Analysis project that fits your needs, from designing an environmental management program, purchasing monitoring equipment, evaluating HVAC design plans, review of existing mechanical systems, energy saving opportunities, risk analysis, and more.

Contact Patricia Ford to discuss your needs: pafpph@rit.edu