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Screen Heritage UK Moving Image Collections Handbook

Film and video materials need special care if they are to be enjoyed now and on into the future. All types of moving image material are susceptible to damage and require particular handling and storage. Making them accessible through cataloguing, careful viewing and digitisation is vital. 'The Screen Heritage UK (SHUK) Moving Image Collections Handbook' is a practical guide for anyone working with a collection of film and video material but without specialist training in this field. All the advice given is in line with current best practice in the UK as agreed by the SHUK partners. The handbook provides a basic 'starter's guide' to key aspects of moving image management, preservation and access. It contains overviews, detailed advice, history and context and comments and tips from specialist archivists. A range of solutions is offered to suit different organisational priorities and budgets. It contains advice and practical guidance on:

Preservation of Photographic Material

Preservation Advisory Centre booklet describing common historical photographic processes, their deterioration and guidelines on good preservation practice.

Family photography going digital

'Family Photography Going Digital', a paper by Gillian Rose. Looks at family snaps, thinks about the importance of family photos and considers how they construct notions of home and family. Notes that the home as a building does not always feature in the photographs.

Photocollage, Fun and Flirtations in Victorian Drawing-Room Albums

Photocollage, Fun and Flirtations in Victorian Drawing-room Albums', a paper by Patrizia di Bello. Looks at Lady Filmer's decorative album-making and discusses the social implications of the activity.

Collaborations in Conserving Time-Based Art (VIDEO)

Museums Galleries Scotland: Advice Sheet from MGS providing guidance on the care and preservation of photographic collections. Discusses rare prints and early glass negatives, photo albums, 35mm slides and bundles of colour photographs. Stresses the need to provide the correct environmental conditions; correct protective storage enclosures; and to ensure safe handling and display.

Standards in the Museum Care of Photographic Collections

Museum & Galleries Commission standards in the care of photographic collections (1996), including collecting, curation and conservation, access, borrowing and lending, research and protection from physical damage.