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Publication on cold storage of photographs

From: Rosaleen Hill <rhill>
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004
The Canadian Council of Archives has just E-published Sue Bigelow's
paper, "Cold Storage of Photographs at the City of Vancouver
Archives". This paper can be found in PDF format in both French and
English at <URL:>

Sue presented an abridged version of this paper at the 2003 AIC
Photo Materials Group meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

This paper is a case study of the efforts made by the City of
Vancouver Archives to freeze it deteriorating negative collections.
The Archives used two freezer packaging methods, both based on
research done for the Smithsonian Institution. The first was the
Critical Moisture Indicator (CMI) method, in which a one-inch stack
of sheet negatives was enclosed in a package which buffered
humidity. These packages were boxed and frozen in a commercial
frozen-food storage facility. The second method was the gasketed
cabinet method.

Rosaleen Hill
Canadian Council of Archives
Preservation Committee

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:68
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 4, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-68-001
Received on Thursday, 22 April, 2004

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