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Today in the lab….Graduate Conservation Assistant Laura Panadero builds sunken housing for eight Daguerrotypes and Ambrotypes. The Ethafoam surroundings keep these delicate images from shifting, and the soft Tyvek lining protects the leather covers from abrasion. Small tabs of Tyvek are secured under the mountings and allow the Daguerrotypes to be pulled up easily, thus reducing the potential for further damage. One Daguerrotype had been separated from its case and required a special ...

Today in the lab….Graduate Conservation Assistant Laura Panadero builds sunken housing for eight Daguerrotypes and Ambrotypes. The Ethafoam surroundings keep these delicate images from shifting, and the soft Tyvek lining protects the leather covers from abrasion. Small tabs of Tyvek are secured under the mountings and allow the Daguerrotypes to be pulled up easily, thus reducing the potential for further damage. One Daguerrotype had been separated from its case and required a special ...

Ellen Carrlee's blog featuring all manner of Collections issues is a fantastic resource...I've probably posted many of her ideas here already...

Artifact Storage: Box Solutions

Ellen Carrlee's blog featuring all manner of Collections issues is a fantastic resource...I've probably posted many of her ideas here already...

Last month, Senior Conservator Erin Hammeke shared her treatment of a caoutchouc binding, which incorporated a clamshell enclosure with integrated cradle. There are many items in the collection that can benefit from an enclosure like this (henceforth referred to simply as a “cradle box”): books which require a restricted opening to reduce the risk of further … Continue reading Cradle Boxing Day →

Last month, Senior Conservator Erin Hammeke shared her treatment of a caoutchouc binding, which incorporated a clamshell enclosure with integrated cradle. There are many items in the collection that can benefit from an enclosure like this (henceforth referred to simply as a “cradle box”): books which require a restricted opening to reduce the risk of further … Continue reading Cradle Boxing Day →

Conservation Tip No. 4: A Method of Rehousing Glass Plate Negatives

Conservation Tip No. 4: A Method of Rehousing Glass Plate Negatives

Book support cradle. Handling Rare Books | Corning Museum of Glass

Handling Rare Books

Book support cradle. Handling Rare Books | Corning Museum of Glass

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