Presentation: “Preserving Family Photographs”
by Gawain WeaverGawain Weaver, a professional conservator, will
provide information about the types of photographs found in family photo collections, including how to identify the various photographic processes and how this information can assist in the dating of family photos. Gawain will discuss the physical and chemical causes of deterioration, and provide guidance on the care and preservation of photographs including scrapbooks and photo albums. He will also show examples of photograph conservation and restoration from complex chemical treatments to simple cleaning and tear repair to digital restoration in Adobe Photoshop.
This is a great opportunity to bring a photograph or album and have Gawain offer advice on it!
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About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.