Preserving Historic Photographs with Simon Fleury and Stephanie Jamieson

Ref: L1D13630

Location: London
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About this course

This one-day course, led by conservators Simon Fleury and Stephanie Jamieson, empowers those working with photographic collections by enhancing their ability to identify materials and understand preservation requirements.

Course Description

Recognising and understanding materials within a collection are paramount for ensuring their prolonged care and accessibility. Identifying photographic materials and comprehensively understanding their preservation needs can be challenging. Given the widespread presence of photographs in various forms across collections, there is a pressing need to develop skills in their identification and preservation.  Participants will explore various types of photographs found in collections, spanning processes from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The course will also tackle the essential aspects of storing and displaying mixed photographic collections.


Timetable for one day courses held at the British Library in London.

Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.

Classes are from 9.30 - 4.30pm.

A working lunch in the Foyle Room is included.

General Information


Simon Fleury Conservator and tutor at West Dean

Simon Fleury

Simon Fleury is a freelance conservator based in London. He specialises in the conservation, preservation, and exhibition of photographic objects and works on paper. Simon worked for over 25 years at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, where he was responsible for the care and preservation of the museum's world-class photographic holdings. 

Stephanie Jamieson

Stephanie Jamieson

Stephanie Jamieson is a conservator specialising in the conservation of photographic materials and artworks on paper. Stephanie is on the committee of the Icon Photographic Materials Group and has worked as a conservator at the Glamorgan Archives in Cardiff and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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