On Saturday, 8th of May, on Chmielna 2, the Foundation opened an information point which, for a couple of hours, offered advice on the topic of storing and preserving photographic collections. We shared our experience, presented well proven methods and materials, and recommended interesting books. A number of our guests decided to reveal the treasures of their family collections, among these was an album of formal portraits from the late 19th century in the rare ‘Victoria’ format, as well as photographs from women’s marches in 1916, and Warsaw’s Dana Choir founded in 1928.
Historical sights of the capital were to be found in photographs of Zlota street and a portrait of a young boy against the backdrop of the newly built Palace of Culture. There was also an occasion to admire the photo album of a multinational family from Lodz and Stanislawow, and its main protagonist, an intriguing woman, who was a medical student in St. Petersburg prior to 1918. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s attendance. The premises for the event were made available by the authorities of the Srodmiescie district. We will continue to explore the mysteries of private collections on Wednesday, 26th of May, at the Archeology of Photography Foundation. From midday to 6.00 p.m. we cordially invite all interested in the issues relating to preserving photographs as well as owners of interesting collections.