Glass Plate Negative Re-housing Project
Custom housings for shattered glass plate negatives
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Date: April 2010
Owner/Custodian: Smithsonian Institution Archives
Conservator: Beth Antoine
The goal of this treatment is to stabilize the glass plate negative to extend its useful life and to enable safe viewing for use by researchers.
- The fragments were arranged on a light table.
- The fragments were transferred onto a sheet of 60 pt. board bordered with corrugated board starting from the upper left corner and leaving room between each fragment for spacers to immobilize them.
- The borders and spacers were adhered with double-sided tape and a cover of 20 pt. board was attached with Tyvek tape.