A Guide to the Preventive Conservation of Photograph Collections

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Type

E-Book

Institution

Getty Conservation Institute

Platform

Getty Conservation Institute

Cost

Free

Available in

English

Description*

This book provides an overview of the basic concepts and best practices employed in conserving and maintaining photographic heritage. It can be accessed through the website of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).

The book is divided into five parts focussing on the technical aspects and practical applications of methods used in preserving photographs from deterioration. It discusses several aspects of conservation of photographs ranging from protection to exhibition and dissemination.

The GCI works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts — objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI strives to create and deliver knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

Some of the topics discussed in the book are:

  • Vulnerability of photographs
  • Protection through enclosures
  • Processing photographs for permanence