Lingua Franca: A Common Language for Conservators of Photographic Materials contains bilingual definitions of photographic processes, condition issues, treatment options, preventative care and technical studies. It also provides commonly used terms briefly defined and illustrated with photographs, videos and interactive features such as links to collection items, podcasts, videos, blogs and Flickr albums.
Conservation professionals, teachers, students, and anyone interested in the field of photography can also access it for free on
PDF version (143 MB) is also available.
A Spanish version translated by the Fundación Comillas (CIESE-Comillas) is now available on iTunes. Thanks also to David Iglésias Franch, President of the Photographic and Audiovisual Archives Working Group of the International Council on Archives.
Launched in collaboration with the
Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris, Lingua Franca contributes to LAC's continued efforts to be at the leading edge of archival and library science and new technologies.
“Lingua Franca: a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different."
Lingua Franca: A Common Language for Conservators of Photographic Materials
PDF - ISBN 978-0-660-27088-3