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The Faith & Vision of Virginia Dwan

Recently, we had the privilege of working with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC for the realization of “Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971”. This important exhibit highlights the vision of maverick art patron, collector and … Continue reading


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Preserving a Heritage of Courage

“There can be no higher hope than that this heritage of courage, daring, initiative and enterprise will be conserved and intensified.” Franklin D. Roosevelt These words, in a letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, were broadcast around the world on … Continue reading

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Stripping & Recovering 35mm Acetate Roll Film

Over the past few weeks we have been working on an exploratory project that involves the stripping of the image pellicle from strips of deteriorating 35mm acetate roll film from the 1950s. Our previous experience with stripping microfilm led us to the … Continue reading

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Negative Deterioration Part Two: Cellulose Acetate Negative Conservation

Vinegar syndrome, or the process of  cellulose acetate deterioration, is an unavoidable issue for any collection of acetate negatives, either presently or in future decades.  Before deterioration occurs or early in the deterioration process, preventative measures can be taken to … Continue reading

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Presentation at TechFocus II

Coming up at the end of this week Doug Munson of the Chicago Albumen Works and Jeffrey Warda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will be giving a presentation: “Acquisition and Creation of Exhibition Copies for Slide Works” on Friday … Continue reading

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Welcome to the brand new Chicago Albumen Works blog.  This blog has been created as a way to showcase some of the many projects that have passed through CAW’s doors.  Since every project that comes to us is different and … Continue reading

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