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Padfield, T and Johnsen, J S (1996) The breath of Arrhenius: air conditioning in photographic archives. In: Research Techniques in Photographic Conservation. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. ISBN 87-89730-18-6

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Observations on collections of photographs show that the rate of deterioration is very variable, depending as much on the quality of the processing as on the inherent stability of the materials. The current standard storage climate for negatives is based on the degradation rate of cellulose acetate. This climate does not prevent the deterioration of badly manufactured or processed film but demands expensive equipment that is not necessary for the survival of sheet film that is in good condition. We suggest an approach to collections management which eases the climate specification for the bulk of the collection, compensated by regular surveying of the collection with eye, nose and chemical sensors. Decaying images are found and put into a cold store to retard deterioration, followed by copying and possible chemical treatment.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archive; Photographic archive; Air conditioning; Climate control
Subjects: ?? climcon ??
English > Damage functions > Chemical damage
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 20 May 2008 08:50
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 14:13

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