R & L Lancefield - paper conservation & book restoration

Photographic Material

  • IDENTIFICATION OF DIFFERENT NEGATIVE TYPES WITHIN A COLLECTION
  • ADVICE ON HANDLING AND STORAGE CONDITIONS
  • DIGITAL COPIES MADE OF NEGATIVES, TRANSPARENCIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS
  • CONDITION REPORTS ON COLLECTIONS

CASE STUDY 1

An ongoing project of distinguishing the different negative types within a large collection for a museum in Hampshire. The collection so far has consisted of both nitrate & acetate material






CASE STUDY 2

We recently carried out a project digitising a collection of transparencies and negatives before cleaning and re-housing.
The collection consisted of approximately 3000 items, of which any duplicates were noted and omitted.

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EXAMPLE OF ACETATE BASED NEGATIVE
SUFFERING FROM VINEGAR SYNDROME





CASE STUDY 3

The treatment of approx. 30,000 negatives. Water damage has caused the negatives to adhere to the original sleeves. Following separation and washing, the negatives are dried and re-housed in new archival quality sleeves and all data from original sleeves is transferred to the new enclosures.

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POLARIZATION TEST TO POSITIVELY
IDENTIFY POLYESTER BASED NEGATIVE




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