...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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Friday, 18 November 2011

224° Anniversary ... Happy Birthday Mr. Daguerre !!!

to Daguerre, the inventor of the art which bears his name, a view of which is here give, was erected to his memory in the cemetery of Bry San Marne, France, by the "Societe Libre des Beaux Arts." The inauguration took place on the 10th of August, 1851, on which occasion the members of the society and the inhabitants of Petit Bry, with an immense concourse of spectators, assembled to witness the ceremonies. In the vault there is a place left vacant for the widow of M. Daguerre when she ends her mortal career. Bry San Marne is a small village where Daguerre lived and died. He lived in a chateau, and had beautiful grounds attached to it; here also he had his laboratory and observatory for experiments. Since his death, his widow and niece have resided together in a small cottage close by, and the chateau is let; his widow is left in very good circumstances, it is supposed. The picture from which our engraving is copied, was taken by Mr. H. W. Meade, while on a visit to Europe in May, 1853. Daguerre's widow is much respected by the inhabitants of the village. In the church behind the altar may be seen one of Daguerre's magical paintings, a number of which were exhibited some years ago in America, and destroyed by fire. On the front of the monument, with a medallion, is the following inscription:—"A Daguerre. La Societe Libre des Beaux Arts, 1851." On the back of the monument, "Le Conseil Municipal de Bry a Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre. Ne a cormeille en Paris, le 18 Novembre, 1787. Decedee a Bry, le 10 Juillet, 1851. Concession de Terrain, Gratuite et Perpetuelle, Deliberation du 10 Avut, 1851." A subscription was started in America to assist in defraying the expenses of this monument, but it has never been completed; the amount which has been received has been paid over to the society in Paris. Daguerre himself could little foresee the perfection which his great discovery would be brought to, even during his own life; and the present state of the art is as much beyond the excellence it had reached in his hand, as its discovery was wonderful at the outset. In its present perfected state it is of immense value in all departments of art, and mechanics also, in the transmissions of designs, duplicates of machinery, etc. So cheap has the process become, that there a few families so poor but will have their respective members depicted by daguerreotype. The business has become vastly extended within a couple of years past, and gives employment to a very large class of artists. One cannot walk through the principal streets of any of our cities without observing encased and hanging by the entrance to the buildings rich pictures, portraits, etc., the result of the daguerreian process.