We provide conservation treatments and environmental condition assessments of individual photographs or collections, from 19th century processes to contemporary materials.
Photographs are particularly susceptible to inadequate environmental conditions. Whereas physical damage such as superficial grime and tears can be reduced and repaired, often times damage to the image layer is irreversible. In those cases, preservation measures of rehousing and providing appropriate environmental levels may halt the progression in deterioration.
In some cases, in addition to conservation treatment, our lab can produce an enhanced digital replica of the image. Our services include condition reports on individual photographs, collection surveys, emergency response, and disaster recovery.