Preserving and Learning from Your Pictures: ID, Care, and Scanning
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm
Central - Browning Event Rooms A and B
EVPL, the Evansville African American Museum, and Traditional Arts Indiana are teaming up for an all day photo preservation, identification and care presentation and photograph scanning. The presentation will start at 10 AM and continue until approximately 1.
In this free workshop, folklorist and historic photograph researcher Jon Kay will instruct participants how to identify and care for various types of historic photographs. Attendees are encouraged to bring old family photos to the workshop for discussion and onsite analysis. From fashion styles to photographic process types, Kay will help attendees understand a variety of ways to bring the stories behind old images alive. The workshop will also address the preservation and storage needs of old images. An avid student of vernacular photographs from Indiana, Kay will share tips and tricks for reading and understanding old images.
Jon Kay directs Traditional Arts Indiana, a statewide organization that identifies documents and promotes the folk and traditional arts of Indiana. He has consulted on numerous exhibitions and festivals throughout the United States. In addition to his research and promotion of folk arts, he is an avid researcher of historic photographs from Indiana.
Participants are welcome to bring up to five photographs from their collections for EVPL staff to scan for inclusion in the Digital Archive (http://digital.evpl.org/). Scanned photographs can be taken home and added to your personal collection. Remember to bring an external drive, flash drive, or email address.