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Subject: Storing large format glass negatives

Storing large format glass negatives

From: Terry D. Marsh <tmarac<-at->
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Michele Hamill <mh92 [at] cornell__edu> writes

>We have recently received a gift of 15 glass plate negatives which
>are 14 x 17 inches.  There seem to be no standard size 4-flap
>enclosures and boxes ready made for this size.  Our curator would
>like the plates to be able to be accessed occasionally for teaching
>purposes.  I would be very interested in hearing from other
>institutions how glass plates of this size have been housed,
>including materials and designs used to make enclosures and storage

At The Yale Center for British Art in 2002 we made custom cut tyvek
4 flap enclosures and stored the E.A. Abbey glass negatives in
solander boxes. Theresa Fairbanks Harris at the BAC would have
records. We were advised by CCI. They also recommended that we store
the plates vertically.

Terry D. Marsh
Terry Marsh Art Conservation
526 Main Street
Damariscotta, Maine 04543

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Received on Saturday, 31 January, 2009

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