All you need is love: The preservation of photographic collections here, there and everywhere

Preservation of photographic materials, both physical and digital, presents numerous challenges, and photographic collections are at risk world-wide. In response to this danger, regional partners have worked with international organizations to forge global training initiatives and platforms centred on experiential learning and designed with curricula tailored to speci c climates, geographies, needs and outcomes. paper highlights three forward-thinking e orts. The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) has provided training to collections in 16 countries. Préservation du Patrimoine Photographique Africain (3PA) has connected and empowered talented African archivists, artists and collections care professionals. Training efforts by APOYO have sought to build a regional network to preserve collections in Latin America. By using problem-based learning, advocacy and community engagement, these programmes offer new paths for collaboration in an effort to protect a critical piece of our world heritage.


This article is part of the book ‘SOIMA: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage