The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) is a strategic, multi-year effort to build the capacity of individuals and institutions in the care and preservation of photograph collections.
MEPPI is a 3-part initiative led jointly by the Arab Image Foundation, the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Conservation Institute.
MEPPI Courses: a series of courses and workshops to train institutions responsible for the care of photographic collections in the region.
MEPPI Symposium: a symposium focusing on the photographic heritage of the broader Middle East for regional policy and decision-makers.
MEPPI Phase II: two advanced two-week Environment, Exhibition and Storage of photographs workshop and three four-day Digitization of photographs workshop are offered between the second half of 2015 and early 2017. Both workshops will build upon the foundation of information and skills acquired by participants during their first MEPPI course, letting them expand their knowledge in topics fundamental to the preservation of their institutions’ photograph collections.