In 2008, CCAHA established a state-of-the-art studio devoted entirely to digital imaging.
In addition to treatment documentation, CCAHA's digital imaging services include:
- Enhanced availability of digital photography of conservation treatments for collecting organizations’ websites, promotional materials, media coverage, and exhibitions.
- The creation of high quality facsimiles of historic documents. Because excessive handling of documents is always a concern in preservation, any process that reduces the physical wear and tear of hands on documents should be adopted whenever possible. In most cases, digitization projects concern items that are extremely fragile and are being digitized precisely to reduce future handling. CCAHA’s facsimile service is fee-for-service based and does not need to accompany conservation treatment.
Our digital preservation services focus on quality and proven standards. Andrew Pinkham, CCAHA’s Manager of Digital Documentation, notes that “with our new equipment – including a professional Epson inkjet roll printer, oversize flatbed scanner, and 48 bit medium format camera – we are able to offer facsimiles, prints, and high quality digital scans, as well as digital manipulation of documents or artifacts. We can offer these services at an affordable cost, as they are handled in house by our professionally-trained staff.”
Contact Andrew at 215.545.0613 or to learn more about CCAHA's digital imaging services.
The CCAHA digital imaging studio was made possible through the generous support of the McLean Contributionship, the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, and The Barra Foundation.