Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair
Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair

Photographic material can take many forms and be found on many different substrates.  Photographs can be negative or positive images; the majority are found on supports made from paper, glass or film.  Photographs are complex structures and it is always better to ensure that storage is suitable to prevent damage and deterioration as some deterioration is not reversible.  Specific materials need to be used when storing photographs.

Photographic Conservation

Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair
Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair

Conservation Gallery

Lara Meredith

Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair

Book Conservation      Archive Conservation

 
 
Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair

Mounted Albumen Print

  1.   Adhesive tape removed and remaining adhesive reduced

  2.   Two halves reattached

  3.   Toned paper used to repair the area and reduce the visual appearance of the damage

  1.   Small albumen print mounted on laminated paper board

  2.   Mount and print snapped in two

  3.   Old "repair" with pressure sensitive adhesive tape

  1.   The client wanted to exhibit the conserved photograph alongside this digitally restored copy

  1.   Very dirty mount

  2.   Damaged mount

  3.   Photograph only partially attached to mount

  4.   Significant distortion, tears and losses to print, partly caused by mount

  1.   Photograph removed from mount

  2.   Repaired with toned paper to match original

  3.   Housed in Melinex sleeve with a suitable backing board to stop the photograph curling

Before Conservation

Photographic, Photographs, Sellotape, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair

After Conservation

Digitally Restored Image

Photographic, Photographs, Sellotape, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair
Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Albumen print, damaged, curling
Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Albumen print, damaged, curling
Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair
Photographic, Photographs, Negatives, Conservation, Restoration, Repair

Mounted Albumen Print

Before Conservation

After Conservation