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Educational Program

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All of the elements of the Educational Program are merely references and guidelines we are proposing for the museums to consider within their own activities.
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The conservation of the image and its importance

This roundtable is aimed at all people interested in knowing how to preserve their digital or analog photos.

Nowadays millions of images are produced everyday, everywhere in the world. If an individual takes a photo it is because what he saw matters to him and he might want to have that image to see and share it with others in the future. The history of humanity is constructed with each one of these photos.
Most people do not know how to conserve images and constantly lose important information.
For example, if analog images are not properly developed or are stored in humid or warm conditions, the photos begin to fade from either the negatives or the prints.

As for digital archives, if one does not make a back up, a folder can be erased by accident, or the computer can break down and lose a lot of information. In addition, operating systems evolve and after several years, computers can no longer read old files. That is why it is necessary to update them every five to ten years.

If a photo cannot be seen, it is as if it had never been taken. For example, Pedro Meyer decided to create an online database, which will allow his images to last and be useful to present and future generations. He has undertaken projects such as "I Photograph to Remember" and "Truths and Fictions" which have been published in different media to ensure their conservation as diverse electronic media are phased out by technological advances.

In this roundtable, we will analyze how to conserve analog and digital images and the importance of doing so.

About two hours.

Profile or Panel Members:
A digital image conservator.
An analog image conservator.
An expert in digital images with a background in conservation.
A photographer.
A person in charge of digital archives.
A person in charge of analog archives.

Note: The panel may consist of all of the above members or just some of them.

A video projector and computer if the panel members need them.

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