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PPP, Elderwise Teaming Up To Offer Family Archiving Class

December 13, 2013

If you are intrigued by the booming concept of family archiving and want to know everything about it, we have someelderwise-logo great news.

Next month, as part of the Elderwise senior learning program, Priceless Photo Preservation will be offering a two-part class called “Preserving Your Family Photos, Films, and Other Mementos.”
PPP partners Rob Hoffman and Hanna Primeau will focus on the importance of photographic and multimedia preservation as a means of protecting the historical record, both personal and public.

The first class, taking place on January 7 from 1-3 p.m., titled “What To Do with Your Family Mementos,” will focus on how to properly preserve, store, and digitize family photos, films, slides, videotapes, and other analog memorabilia. We will also discuss proper preservation and storage techniques, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to enhance the memorabilia we already have. This class will be hands on, and participants are encouraged to bring a few personal photos, slides, films, and/or other imaged media.

The second class, on January 14 from 1-3 p.m., “How To Build a Family Archive,” will discuss how to take family archiving to the next level. We will focus on what our national libraries, archives, universities, and museums are doing to digitize collections and make them more widely available to the public. We will examine examples from institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. In conclusion, we will use these examples to show class participants how to build on-line family archives that can share photos, swap stories, and fill genealogical gaps across continents.

Registration is $20, $10 for Elderwise members. All Elderwise classes are held at Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth Road (near the US 23 interchange), in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There is ample free parking adjacent to the Cleary building.

To register, learn more about the class and view other terrific Elderwise courses go to the Elderwise website.

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