Preservationalists?

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Anyone here have any experiance with preserving old non-safety (nitrate-based) films? I've got a bunch of an odd-sized negatives (616, perhaps? It's wider than 120.) that starting to deteriorate. I'm in the process of scanning them all but would like to try to stabilize them as much as possible.
     
  2. Early

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    Myself, I have no idea except to try washing them.

    But, first try to contact an art museum. They might help.
     
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    blow the dust off, put them in non-acidic envolopes, store in a cool dark place. Should be good for a long time.

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    Helen B TPF Noob!

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    The most important thing is to store them in a fireproof container. This document (link) from the National Park Service gives a lot of useful information.

    Best,
    Helen
     

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