Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris (ARCP)
Created in 1983 within the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Paris, the Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris (ARCP) implements the preservation and valorization policy for the City’s photographic heritage, which represents about 13 million photographs, conserved in its museums, libraries and archives.
The ARCP, managed by Anne Cartier-Bresson, is composed of five sections - registration, preventive conservation, remedial conservation-restoration, reproduction and documentation - providing several services such as condition surveys and collections care advice, specific conservation treatment of historic or fine art photographs, preparation and protection procedures before digitalization, reproduction of original negatives and prints, technical assistance during exhibitions, exhibition curating,... The ARCP takes also part in advanced research and dissemination of knowledge in the field of photographic preservation and conservation, in France or abroad, offering specific training, welcoming interns, opening its documentation center to researchers, and publishing reference books as Le Vocabulaire Technique de la Photographie edited by Anne Cartier-Bresson (Marval/Paris Musées, 2008).
More information at the ARCP.