JPAC: Conservation of Acetate film

CAW is currently working on a project to conserve deteriorated acetate x-rays and flouroscope images from the Korean War.  By stripping the layer of gelatin emulsion away from the deteriorating acetate base, it is possible to flatten these badly distorted, cracked, and discolored images and to scan the restored image.  For more information on this project, please see the article recently published in the Boston Globe.


About albumenworks

Founded in Chicago in 1976 by Doug Munson and Joel Snyder, CAW moved to the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts in 1982. The Chicago Albumen Works puts decades of experience to work for some of the finest collections from around the world. A combination of technical expertise and historical perspective, operating in a controlled, conservation environment, directs our solutions to the diverse challenges presented by photograph collections. At CAW, the synergy of technical understanding, a conservator’s approach, an artist’s eye and a historian’s perspective creates a unique, productive, and collegial environment.
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1 Response to JPAC: Conservation of Acetate film

  1. johnneiner says:

    Beautiful site! As always its great to see what your team is up to. Keep up the great work.

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