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.

Basic care

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes

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