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Photographic Materials Group Wiki


The Photographic Materials Group Wiki (PMG Wiki) is a publication of the Photographic Materials Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation. The PMG Wiki is an interactive and collaborative resource for conservators and conservation students to learn and share about topics in photograph conservation. It is a dynamic endeavor that aims to foster communication and connectivity through an active exchange of information on developing research and the current trends and needs of the field. The development of the PMG Wiki and the Photographic Materials Conservation Catalogs, published before the existence of this online publication, are recorded here.

Contribute
AIC and PMG members are welcome and encouraged to contribute. Learn more about how to contribute to PMG Wiki.

PMG Wiki Committee
The PMG Wiki Committee is composed of volunteer PMG members and one Chair position appointed by the PMG Chair.
Current PMG Wiki Committee members are: Luisa Casella (Acting Chair); Amanda Maloney; Alejandra Mendoza. You can reach the PMG Wiki committee at: [email protected]

Disclaimer
The AIC PMG Wiki and previously The Photographic Materials Conservation Catalog were developed by and for professional conservators. While persons in related fields may benefit from being acquainted with its content, these publications do not intend to provide step-by-step recipes for the untrained. The content presented has been developed over several decades and there may be out-of-date information. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult the growing body of relevant literature in addition to the information found in the AIC Wiki entries. The PMG Wiki does not endorse, approve, nor recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein. Individual conservators are solely responsible for determining the necessity, safety, and adequacy of a treatment for a particular object.

Copyright 2020. Photographic Materials Group Wiki is a publication of the Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation. It is published as a convenience for the members of thePhotographic Materials Group. Publication does not endorse nor recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein. Please follow AIC's guidelines for citing wiki content, keeping in mind that it is a work in progress and is frequently updated.

Photograph Conservation

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What is a photograph?
Photograph Conservation Definition and Evolution of the Field
History of the Photographic Materials Group
Photograph Conservation Initiatives in the World
Photograph Conservation Bibliographies
Photograph Conservation Training
Photograph Conservation Laboratories
Photograph Conservation Materials and Tips

Photographic Materials

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Photographic Processes
Color Photographic Materials
Digital Prints
Cased Photographs
Glass in Photographic Materials
Plastics in Photographic Materials
Multi-Media, Collage, and Composite Constructions




Documentation and Analysis

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Examination and Documentation
Non-destructive Testing and Instrumental Analysis








Preventive Conservation

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Environmental Standards and Guidelines for Storage
Preservation Housing Materials and Formats








Exhibition, Display and Transport

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Exhibition Guidelines for Photographic Materials












Emergency Recovery

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Emergency Response, Salvage, and Recovery Techniques
Mold and Foxing Remediation








Treatment Procedures

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Surface Cleaning
Gels Applied to Photographic Materials
Silver Mirroring Strategies
Releasing, Detaching, and Separating
Unmounting
Washing, Bleaching and Stain Reduction
Mending, Repairing, and Filling
Consolidating and Flattening Cracks
Backing, Lining, and Mounting
Humidifying, Drying and Flattening
Inpainting

Connoisseurship

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Connoisseurship, History, Fakes or Forgeries
History of Mounts
History of Dry Mounting, Laminating, and Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives














Copyright 2020. Photographic Materials Group Wiki is a publication of the Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation. It is published as a convenience for the members of thePhotographic Materials Group. Publication does not endorse nor recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein. Please follow AIC's guidelines for citing wiki content, keeping in mind that it is a work in progress and is frequently updated.


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