Basic Photograph Conservation Workshop

This session will focus on basic treatment techniques used to conserve and preserve traditional silver gelatin photographs and 20th century color photographs. The workshop will include lectures, demonstrations, identification exercises, and hands-on treatments practicum designed to help participants understand and gain familiarity with various treatment techniques. During the lecture component of the session, we will discuss materials and identification of different photographic types. Following the lecture there will be a practical hands-on session in which participants will have the opportunity to watch treatment demonstrations as well as practice their hand skills on study collection materials.

Instructors: Dawn Jaros, Caitlin Jenkins, Courtney Azzara


Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT


Margaret Herrick Library, 333 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Parking: further info will be sent to registrants prior to the event



Questions? Please contact

Presenter bios:

Dawn Jaros is the Head of Library Conservation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library where she oversees all preservation and conservation activities for the Library’s collection departments. Previously, Ms. Jaros held positions at the at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) in the Prints and Drawings department in Chicago, IL.; the Balboa Art Conservation Center in San Diego, CA.; the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, MD; the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art, all in Denver, CO. Ms. Jaros completed her graduate studies at Buffalo State College with M.A. in Art Conservation and Certificate of Advanced Study in Paper Conservation in 2008. She has been a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works organization since 2004 and became a Professional Associate within the AIC organization in 2013. Ms. Jaros is a LAPNet Steering Committee member since 2014.

Caitlin Jenkins has been the Assistant Paper Conservator with the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for more than three years. Prior to living and working in Los Angeles, she has held positions at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY; the Wilson Library and the Ackland Art Museum both in Chapel Hill, NC; the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA; and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She received her Master’s in Art Conservation with a specialty in Paper Conservation in 2008 at Buffalo State College in NY.

Courtney Azzara is the Conservation Technician at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library, a position she has held for two years. Prior to working at the Academy, she worked as Assistant Conservator to private fine art Conservator Daria Keynan at Daria K. Conservation LLC. in New York City with 6.5 years of bench training in modern and contemporary fine art on paper. This bench training was supplemented by coursework in general and organic chemistry and additional employment and internships at conservation labs in New York including the Brooklyn Museum Archive, Columbia University, and New York University’s Barbara Goldsmith Lab all in New York City, NY.


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