and a commitment to the continued development of preservation and conservation techniques
for photographic materials.
To work towards establishing international standards and ethical guidelines for the preservation and conservation and restoration treatment, storage and exhibition of photographic materials.
To pursue an active educational programme through; internships, workshops, lectures, seminars, conferences and publications.
To pursue an ongoing programme of allied research into original historic process and material technologies.
To promote photography in all its diverse forms as an "artform", a socio-historic document
and a cultural artefact.