...Photographs should be protected from extended exposure to intense light sources. Limit exhibition times, control light exposure, and monitor the condition of the photographs carefully. Prolonged or permanent display of photographs is not recommended. Use unbuffered ragboard mats, and frame photographs with archivally sound materials. Use ultraviolet-filtering plexiglass to help protect the photographs during light exposure. Reproduce vulnerable or unique images and display the duplicate image; in this way, the original photograph can be properly stored and preserved.

Disaster preparedness begins by evaluating the storage location and the potential for damage in the event of a fire, flood, or other emergency. It is important to create a disaster preparedness plan that addresses the specific needs of the collection before a disaster occurs.

The location and manner in which photographs are housed can be the first line of defense. Identify photographic materials that are at higher risk of damage or loss. Remove all potentially damaging materials such as paper clips and poor-quality enclosures. Store negatives and prints in separate locations to increase the possibility of an image surviving a catastrophe. If a disaster occurs, protect the collection from damage by covering it with plastic sheeting and/or removing it from the affected area. If using plastic, make sure not to trap in moisture as this could lead to mold growth. Evaluate the situation and document the damage that has occurred. Contact a conservator as soon as possible for assistance and advice on the recovery and repair of damaged materials.

PS .If your photograph requires special attention or you are unsure about how to protect it, you should contact a conservator.To search for a conservator near you.

Cabaret of Spirits ATELIER

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Treatment Options for Photographic Materials may include

mold removal
surface cleaning
stain reduction (only if possible and safe to do so)
tape and adhesive removal
separation from poor quality mounts
consolidation of cracked or flaking emulsion
mending tears or breaks
conservation of cased photographs and case repair
electro-cleansing of tarnished daguerreotypes
rehousing options
four-flap enclosures
clamshell boxes
polyester sleeves
conservation framing


Hundreds of millions of photographs have been lost over the years to natural disasters, wars, and the age-old urge to clean house. So there is something special about every old photograph that's survived. Someone decided to make it... someone else, to buy it... and a lot of someones decided to keep it over the years. Whether you're the caretaker of a treasured family album or a collector who has searched out the classics of photography, it's important to preserve and protect the images you value. Fortunately, there is new information about what to do and what to avoid. And there are specialized products available to help.



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Monday, 2 August 2010

Vision ~⊙~ just

is chakra is seeing reality for what it truly is – a hologram, a mental program. It is connecting the dots to understand the illusionary nature of our reality and knowing how to see beyond it.
This is the stem of our psychic senses – our pineal gland. Located right in-between both our brain hemispheres, it is the link to unify them.

This means connecting with their third eye, making a triangle by focusing on both their eyes and the middle of their forehead at once. It’s kind of like zoning out by you’re actually zoning in.So much information is passed back and forth between people when they eye gaze. When you’re doing this with someone and a flood of thoughts come into your head – pay attention for it came for a reason.Your third eye is the seat of wisdom, understanding and multidimensional exploration. Our pineal gland connects us to Source, just as our heart does. Sometimes when you astral project you can see a silver strand connecting to your pineal gland going up into infinity. Activating your third eye requires listening intently and connecting all your thoughts to the bigger picture within consciousness.Not just seeing, but feeling how every single thing is intimately connected and how you can use that larger vision in every day life.Seeing what needs to get done both in the bigger picture for Earth and in your immediate surroundings.