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Mass preservation of photographs

From: Betty Walsh <bwalsh>
Date: Saturday, October 14, 1995
I'd like to respond to Richard Pearce-Moses' query about comparing
the merits of cold storage versus duplication of negatives.  I
recommend Steve Puglia's paper "The Preservation of Acetate Film
Materials--A Cost-Benefit Analysis for Duplication and Cool/Cold
Storage" in Topics in Photographic Preservation, Volume 6, 1995,
published by the Photographic Materials Group of the American
Institute for Conservation. (A condensed version of Steve Puglia's
article "Cost-Benefit Analysis for B/W Acetate: Cool/Cold Storage
vs. Duplication" is available in the latest Abbey Newsletter, Vol 19
No 4, (September 1995) pp 71-72.)

If there isn't an AIC PMG member in your neighbourhood, you can
purchase a copy of this publication from the AIC office in
Washington.

    **** Moderator's comments:   See also Paul Messier's "Preserving
    Your Collection of Film-Based Photographic Negatives" in
    Conservation OnLine
    (http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byauth/messier/negrmcc.html)

Betty Walsh
Conservator
B.C. Archives and Records Service
655 Belleville Street
Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4
Canada
604-387-3686

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