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    • Testing solubility on a Lutheran Archives Center journal

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Thursday March 29 2012

Digital restoration brings a rare photograph back to life

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    • 11.288.2 American ivorytype before treatment and facsimile
    • 11.288.2 American ivorytype albumen print and salted paper photograph

Photograph Conservator Rachel Wetzel was pleasantly surprised when a fragile American ivorytype, a rare photographic process first produced in the mid-1850s, recently arrived in the lab. Treatment would have had a limited success rate, but digital imaging provided a solution.

Friday December 23 2011

Ten HBCU institutions selected for one-year, in-depth preservation projects

    • Examining negatives at Hampton University 2

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Photograph Preservation Project aims to improve preservation of significant photographic collections held in HBCUs. Ten institutions were recently selected to receive $45,000 grants to fund in-depth preservation projects.

Thursday June 9 2011

Training Russia's first photograph conservators

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    • Hermitage conservators learning to construct storage enclosures for photographs
    • Hermitage conservators with completed storage enclosures
    • Hermitage conservators surface cleaning photographs

Four conservators from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia will visit CCAHA June 9-17 to learn the technicalities of photograph conservation—a field that does not yet exist in Russia.

Wednesday January 26 2011

CCAHA to continue photographic preservation efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    • KSU 1939 Class Photographs Close-up
    • RWWL photo 5
    • Hampton U. Photo 2
    • RWWL photo 3
    • Fisk photo 3

A Mellon Foundation grant to LYRASIS will fund the second round of the HBCU photograph preservation project, a joint effort by CCAHA, LYRASIS, the HBCU Library Alliance, the University of Delaware Art Conservation Department, and the Image Permanence Institute.

Friday October 29 2010

Treatment Focus: Conserving the Meade Album, a Civil War vet's life-long project

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    • Jess inpainting Meade Album
    • First page of Civil War Museum's Meade Album
    • Close-up of Jess inpainting Meade Album
    • George Meade, Jr. Photo from Meade Album

The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia's Meade Album holds almost 1,400 carte-de-visite portraits of all the officers who served in the Union Army of the Potomac.