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Ask Maureen: Storing Different Materials Together

By Maureen Taylor on Friday, August 21st, 2009 in Ask Maureen. No Comments

Shirley wrote: How can I store my photos properly? It’s actually easier than you might think. It’s possible to follow the basic rules of archival storage in your home. Here’s a few things to remember. Back in the old days, when I was a photo curator we had a basic rule. Never mix different types […]


Ask Maureen: Storing Photographs

By Maureen Taylor on Friday, March 6th, 2009 in Ask Maureen. 2 Comments

Catherine wrote: I have several old paper photos that date between the late 1860s and the early 1900s. I am worried about how to store these. Is it o.k. to put these in a plastic zip-loc bag or are there other alternatives. You’re right to question the use of ordinary plastic bags. They are not […]