Museums, libraries, galleries and archives collect and preserve all manner of photographic materials, black-and-white, colour and digital. Personal collections generally also contain a broad range of photographic print and negative materials. All are subject to deterioration from inappropriate housing, handling and display conditions, including high humidity and temperature, air pollution, poor handling and light exposure. Though many are chemically unstable and deteriorate readily, there are many things that can be done to ensure the long term viability/preservation of the images.
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes
- 14/1 Making Mounting Corners for Photographs and Paper Objects 1993
- 14/10 Cold Storage for Photograph Collections – An Overview 2009
- 14/11 Cold Storage for Photograph Collections – Using Individual Freezer Unit 2009
- 14/12 Cold Storage for Photograph Collections – Vapor-Proof Packaging 2009
- 14/2 Storage Enclosures for Photographic Prints and Negatives 1993
- 14/3 Chronology of Photographic Processes 1993
- 14/4 Caring for Photographs: General Guidelines 1997
- 14/5 Caring for Photographs: Special Formats 1997
- 14/6 Caring for Color Photographs 1998
- 14/7 Caring for Photographs: Special Monochrome Processes 1998
- 14/8 Caring for Cellulose Nitrate Film 2004
- 14/9 Identification of Film-Base Photographic Materials 1999
- 19/12 Contracting for Reformatting of Photographs 1995
- 19/13 Preservation Reformatting: Inspection of Copy Photographs 1995
- 19/9 Caring for Blueprints and Cyanotypes 1995
- 21/4 Salvage at a Glance, Part I:Paper Based Collections 2002
- 21/5 Salvage at a Glance, Part II: Non-Paper Based Archival Collections 2002
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