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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.



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 Hargraves. 

Read more about the Cutline exhibition in The Globe and Mail





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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.




New partners join Ryerson’s Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) program; Program affiliation with George Eastman House ends.


In 2014, Ryerson’s internationally-renowned program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM) added a new stream in Film Preservation. This year, its growth continues with the addition of new institutional partners who provide significant research opportunities for students in their second year. 

Starting January 2016, second year students may choose to do their residency in Toronto or they may opt for museums and archives further afield in cities that include Ottawa, Montreal, New York, Houston, Austin, Washington and Paris.  

Our longstanding collaborator, George Eastman House (GEH) in Rochester, NY has decided to go forward by partnering more locally with the University of Rochester.  We have enjoyed working with GEH since the program’s inception in 2004, and wish them all the best.





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