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A person handling old photographs.

Study photographs as objects that require proper care, handling, and management

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Old photos in paper frames.

Explore the historic, theoretical and cultural significance of photographic images

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Develop a holistic understanding of photography and photographic collections

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**As of fall 2019, the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management program is no longer accepting new students.**

Degree Program

Our master of arts degree program consists of three components: classroom work, internship rotations, and a master’s essay.

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The University of Rochester and the George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum, partner to offer this premier program.

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Our students have held internships and found employment at many prestigious institutions.

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Program Spotlight

PPCM program faculty and Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman Museum, Heather Shannon, stands in front of Louis Daguerre's home in Bry Sur Marne, France.

As part of Bry sur Marne’s community event Arts et Lumieres de Dagurerre: Vers l’Image du Future, Heather gave a talk on the Louis Daguerre collection of Gabriel Cromer, now housed at the George Eastman Museum. 


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