Preserving African history photos

Through the collaborative efforts of organizations committed to raising awareness of the value and significance of photography in Africa, Debra Hess Norris, chair of the University of Delaware‘s Department of Art Conservation, helped create “Preservation of Photography Patrimonial in Africa (3PA): West African Image Lab, a four-day workshop held at the end of April in Benin, West Africa.

3PA was sponsored by UD’s Department of Art Conservation, Resolution Photo, École du Patrimoine Africain (The School of African Heritage), the Department of Photograph Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections in Paris.

The first of its kind in this region, the workshop was made possible by seed money from UD’s Institute of Global Studies and Center for Global and Area Studies small research grant award.

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