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Ryerson Masters in Film + Photo Preservation and Collections Management


Fueled by the dramatic changes taking place in the world of both photography and film with the advent and growth of digital technology, our master of arts (MA) program in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management now offers specializations in both film and photo preservation. Our unique curriculum is developed and delivered by a range of specialists, from historians of photography and film to library and archival professionals. The two-year course of study will prepare graduates to meet the challenges faced by institutions and organizations that strive to manage, maintain and develop object- and digital-based collections.



Alison Skyrme









Alison Skyrme

Appointed Special Collections Librarian, Ryerson University

After working as Curatorial Specialist, Alison Skyrme as been recently appointed as Special Collections Librarian at the Ryerson University Library.  Alison is a 2007 alumnus of the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM) program, and has been an active instructor with the program for several years. She specializes in collections management and documentation in the heritage sector and has over 15 years of collections experience in galleries, libraries, archives and museums.



Catherine Lachowskyj

F+PPCM Alum awarded prestigious Rijksmuseum post-graduate fellowship


F+PPCM alum Catherine Lachowskyj awarded the 2017 Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship celebrating object-based, photo-historical research.



Julienne Pascoe











Julienne Pascoe

Appointed Digital Consultant,  The Family Camera Network

Julienne Pascoe, a 2009 graduate of the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM) program, has been appointed Digital Consultant for the Digital Archive Team of The Familly Camera Network for which the F+PPCM program is a partner institution.


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival






Jill Offenbeck & Stefani Petrilli

Cutline: The Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail


One of the 20 primary shows of the 2016 Scotiabank Contact photography festival, Cutline: The Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail is co-curated by FPPCM graduates Jill Offenbeck (2009) and Stefani Petrilli (2005) along with Roger Hargreaves. 

Read more about the Cutline exhibition in The Globe and Mail.  



R. Moliterno at CIRMA















F+PPCM Student takes up internship with our partner CIRMA in Guatemala


Como fruto de las relaciones entre la Fototeca Guatemala y el Programa de Preservación de Fotografías y Manejo de Colecciones de la Universidad de Ryerson de Canadá, la estudiante Raquel Coelho Moliterno trabaja en la preservación de los archivos de José Manuel Montúfar Aparicio, Tomás Zanotti y Michael Shawcross. Con su ayuda se evaluaron las necesidades de preservación que tiene cada fotografía y los procedimientos de limpieza adecuados para casos extremos de humedad, moho y polvo.
Raquel está realizando una práctica profesional de tres meses en la Fototeca Guatemala. Como parte de sus actividades brindará una conferencia acerca de procesos fotográficos antiguos utilizados en Guatemala. Les enviaremos información de esta actividad en los próximos días.



Canadian Centre for Architecture
Anne Cibola (right) and Samantha Ackerley (left) from the class of 2014 cohort at the Canadian Centre for Architecture for their summer 2013 internship.
Edward Burtynsky Studio Internship Photo Summer 2012
Laura Ramsey from the 2013 cohort at the Edward Burtynsky Studio for her summer 2012 internship.


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2017 RIC Research Fellowships

The Ryerson Image Centre is once again pleased to offer four fellowships for research related to photography. Applications due November 30, 2016.


The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship
$10,000 (for candidates holding a PhD)

The Doina Popescu Fellowship 
$5,000 (for candidates holding or working toward a PhD)

The Howard Tanenbaum Fellowship 
$2,000 (for candidates holding or working toward a Master’s)

The Elaine Ling Fellowship 
$2,000 (for candidates holding or working toward a Master’s)

Research fellows have the opportunity to study select areas of the RIC’s photography collections first-hand. These include the acclaimed Black Star Collection of photo-reportage, with over a quarter-million prints spanning the 20th century; historic and fine art photography collection; and several archives devoted to the life and work of a diverse group of photographers, including Werner Wolff, Jo Spence, Wendy Snyder MacNeil and Berenice Abbott. 

We also offer access to the Ryerson University Library Archives/Special Collection, which includes additional important resources related to photography, including the archive of Kodak Canada. 

Applications must be sent to Charlene Heath via email at no later than November 30, 2016 by 5:00 pm EST. 

(PDF) 2017 RIC Fellowship Application Form 





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