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My lifelong interest in collecting photographs gathered steam 10 years ago when I inherited a trove of family photos and papers, some of which dated back over 150 years. My determination to give these precious heirlooms the best possible care initially sent me in search of advice on best practices for preserving and curating them. I've been fortunate to find a number of excellent resources to help me educate myself: Denise Levenick's excellent books on family archiving; a graduate-level course on Archives and Manuscripts at NYU; Peter Krogh's indispensable DAM Books; a 1-week intensive summer genealogy institute in Pittsburgh (GRIPitt); Lightroom workflow videos; and voila!.... I found APPO! (now TPM) -- with all the riches it offers this very special community of like minds. So far, I'm applying my new knowledge and skills to about 100 linear feet of my own family's archival material, and enjoying doing "love projects" for friends and family. After 25 years living and working in New York City, my husband and I relocated in 2014 to Querétaro, a beautiful old colonial city in the central highlands of Mexico, where it's sunny and mild all year long, and I can devote myself to this beautiful work to my heart's content. So far, I do it for pleasure, and for the benefit of future generations.
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