The Conservation of Colour Slides

The latest insight from our archaeological archives project.

Putting Flesh on the Bones

Blog post by the Putting Flesh on the Bones Project Conservator Vanessa Torres. A trained paper conservator Vanessa works at the National Science and Media Museum, and acts as secretary for the Photographic Materials Committee at the Institute of Conservation.

Image 1 Image 1 – Variety of different frames in the Calvin Wells Archive

In September 2018, I had the opportunity to attend a 2 day workshop on the conservation of colour slides at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology the New University of Lisbon. The workshop was organised by the Portuguese art conservation organisation NEON and was conducted by Katrin Pietsch and Lénia Oliveira Fernandes; specialist photograph conservators from the Nederlands Fotomuseum. The event was divided into both lecture and practical sessions which provided a one-on-one learning experience for the attendees.

During her lecture Katrin discussed how the Nederlands Fotomuseum had raised funds for the Eye Love You

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