PMG Environmental Standards and Guidelines for Storage

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Photographic Materials Conservation Catalog
Environmental Standards and Guidelines for Storage of Photographic Materials

Date initiated: September 2009
Contributors: Luisa Casella

The Photographic Materials Conservation Catalog is a publication of the Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. The Photographic Materials Conservation Catalog is published as a convenience for the members of the Photographic Materials Group. Publication does not endorse nor recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein.

Purpose of Environmental and Storage Guidelines

  • Maximize the chemical and physical stability of the object while in storage
  • Minimize changes in the image, binder, and support from light exposure or other storage ­related factors

Storage Environment Factors to Consider

Effects of Storage on Photographic Materials

Standards, Guidelines and Recommendations

Equipment and Materials

Storage Techniques for Photographic Materials

References

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