Online Resources

Listings and Comprehensive General Bibliography


Dear MEPPI Alums,
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I am so grateful to the Arab Image Foundation and the MEPPI Steering Committee and their ​ inspired leadership and recent efforts to plan –with your help – MEPPI’s future. This is essential.
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We have two new and helpful resources to be shared on the MEPPI website that I wanted to be sure you knew about. ​ I have attached both files here (please click on the titles to download the files). ​

Prepared by photograph conservators Heather Brown and Ronel Namde, this list ​ centers on the fundamentals of photograph ​ conservation. ​ Heather and Ronel have included references in English, French, and Arabic. Please let us know if you have other sites to recommend. ​ 

Prepared by photograph conservator Barbara Brown, this 16-page bibliography includes a variety of books, articles and online sources for topics ranging from history of photography to electronic media. ​ This list currently cites English resources only. ​ (But we can find ways to expand it with your help.)

Special thanks to Heather, Ronel and Barbara for their excellent work.
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While these bibliographies were designed for MEPPI, their value is worldwide and we will share them broadly. ​ Please add to them and let us know if there are topics where more information is required.
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Supplementing these excellent resources with future workshops, conferences, and more cases studies that ​ document your collections and expertise, shared online and via regular communications, ​ will be ideal.
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All the best to each of you. We are expecting 12 inches of snow today and this evening. Our school is cancelled. I miss the bright sunshine and warmth of the Middle East and each of you! Please send updates on your activities and never hesitate to reach out with questions.
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Much love to all, ​ Debbie
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Debra Hess Norris
Chair and Professor, Department of Art Conservation
Unidel – Henry Francis DuPont Chair of Fine Arts
Director, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
303 Old College
Newark, DE 19716
[email protected]

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About Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative

The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) is a strategic multi-year program designed to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the region’s photographic heritage. Launched in 2009 with a pilot workshop, it has grown into a multi-faceted initiative with an ambitious program of complementary research and capacity-building objectives.

MEPPI is led jointly by the Arab Image Foundation, the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Conservation Institute.

MEPPI is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funding from the Getty Conservation Institute.


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