Formerly Photography-Guide.com, Photograph maintains its useful and well-constructed compendium of listings for photographers and photo lovers with scrupulously up to date information tracks a very wide range of people, events and resources. Their resource page, for example, offers rare and valuable listings for such things as appraisal and conservation services, while their calendar lists current local, national and international photo events. Be sure to investigate their rich Links page and the 'Eye On The Scene' announcements.
Preserving & Protecting Photographs
This excellent collection of tips and recommendations on how to preserve various types of photographic prints from the American Museum of Photography succinctly addresses the problems of caring for a variety of historic photographic documents.
Regional Alliance for Preservation
Assembling the conservation and preservation expertise of several nonprofit organizations across the country, the Regional Alliance for Preservation coordinates outreach activities, educational programs, and publications, all aimed at providing the services that help institutions and individuals preserve our cultural heritage. An extensive range of services are listed by category, along with the names of the organizations providing services from archeological to contemporary art conservation.
In order to help countries of the European Union share knowledge and experience in photo preservation issues, the SEPIA project (Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access) united representatives from 19 photo-collecting institutions in 11 countries. The results of SEPIA’s collaborative work can be found on the site, where in-depth reports on a surprising variety of subjects from a layman’s guide to photo preservation to the many tricky issues surrounding digitization. Most of SEPIA’s work can be found on the site in PDF format, as well as an excellent introduction to the history of photography, and current knowledge about preservation and digitization.
Wilhelm Imaging Research
In the age of instant gratification digital photography, Wilhelm Imaging Research is concerned with the long term: the posterity and conservation of digital prints and film. WIR evaluates and compares printers, inks, papers and storage methods, publishing the results on their highly informative, newspaper-style site. Wilhelm’s quest to answer the question “How long will this image last before noticeable fading and/or staining occur, and under what conditions?” makes their research an invaluable resource for museums, archives, galleries and photographers.