Managing Photographic CollectionsInstructor: Leigh Gleason
May 2, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Don't know the difference between an ambrotype and a tintype? This course will provide an introduction to the ins and outs of working with photographs in museums, geared toward anyone who wants to increase their understanding of the proper care and keeping of photographs.
Weekly topics include:
- the development and history of photography
- identifying photographic processes
Sign up for this course to:
- gain confidence in identifying types of photographs and their approximate age
- understand the conditions and materials most appropriate for storing photographs safely
- learn techniques and methods for digitizing images
About the Instructor
Leigh Gleason is the director of collections at UCR ARTS, where she oversees the collections of the California Museum of Photography. With its robust collection of photographs and the second largest camera collection in the US, it is the most diverse photographic collection in the American West.
Gleason holds a bachelor's degree in photography, a master's in the history of art, a MLIS in archival studies, and a PhD in visual history. Gleason has written and curated extensively on photographic topics, including stereoscopy, color photography, and early photography in Riverside, California.
How it Works
MuseumDev offers 4-week professional development courses for museum workers taught by experts in the field. Asynchronous courses allow you to finish readings, participate in discussion forums, and complete class assignments on your own schedule. Receive certificates of completion.