Al Carver-Kubik

Al Carver-Kubik

Al Carver-Kubik, a Research Scientist at the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), teaches and conducts preservation research with expertise in print and photographic processes. Al has served as a photographs reviewer for the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Save Our African American Treasures program since 2009 and is co-author of In the Darkroom: An Illustrated Guide to Photographic Processes Before the Digital Age (2010) and has contributed research about photographic materials to several other publications including the Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Photography (2015), and Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Conservation (2017), and The Preservation Management Handbook, 2nd edition (2020). They have a MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University in coordination with the George Eastman Museum. Before joining IPI, they worked in museums and galleries as a conservation technician, researcher, object preparator, and archival consultant.

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