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Photo Preservation Classes with Gawain Weaver

April 13th, April 23rd, & May 2nd

Take part in our spring season of photography classes to learn everything from how to scan photos, to techniques to ensure that your photos (prints or digital snaps) stick around for decades to come.

Preserving Your Photographs with Gawain Weaver
Saturday, April 13 | 1:00pm

Photo conservator Gawain Weaver instructs on the proper care and storage of family photographic prints. Learn how to identify different photographic techniques and how the techniques used to create the photos impact the care you should give.

Registration recommended. Click here to register.


Digital Preservation for Photos with Gawain Weaver
Tuesday, April 23rd | 7:00pm

So you've got a whole bunch of iPhone snaps on your phone or photos that you want to scan and save on your computer. How do you ensure that those digital files don't just disappear (knock on wood) when your computer crashes or your phone takes an unintended bath. Learn the basics of digital preservation as Gawain Weaver covers best practices for creating and maintaining digital files.

Registration recommended. Click here to register.


Photo Scanning Drop-In
Thursday, May 2nd | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Bring up to 20 of your favorite print photos to the History Room during this drop-in, and Library staff will help you digitize and take them home on a USB drive (please bring one from home). We'll scan a few photos for you and teach you the techniques to scan on your own.

No registration required.


About Gawain Weaver: Weaver received B.A. degrees in art history and chemistry from Sonoma State University, and an M.A. in art history and diploma in conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. In 2007, he completed a fellowship in the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at the George Eastman House and Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, New York. His San Anselmo-based studio, Gawain Weaver Art Conservation, provides conservation treatment and consulting services.