Since 1997, numerous individuals and institutions have entrusted the Arab Image Foundation with original photographic material that has since become part of its collection. The AIF has cared for this material with expertise, dedication, and creativity, employing cost-effective solutions and sophisticated equipment.

Since 2009, the AIF has also jointly led MEPPI, the Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative, which has trained numerous institutions in the fundamentals of photograph preservation.

Building on this experience, the AIF offers its consultancy services to public and private collections, institutions, publications, projects and artists.


-Training teams in assessing and surveying, collecting, preservation, and digitisation
-Inventorying, cleaning, rehousing, and cataloguing of photographic material and related ephemera
-Digitisation of photographic objects: negatives, prints, albums, etc.
-Recommendations for preservation best practices, low-cost techniques and materials
-Review of preservation strategies
-Development and implementation of emergency preparedness and digital preservation plans

Please get in touch to discuss your needs: