Preservation

By Grace Kiernan, DIT NPA Internship, Sept-Dec 2013 In September 2013 I was offered the opportunity to do an internship as part of DIT’s Archiving in Context third year, semester-long module, which is run in conjunction with the National Photographic Archive (NPA). I was keen to put what I had learned about the more theoretical aspects [...]

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by Karl Leonard, DIT NPA Internship, Sept-Dec 2013. The Archiving in Context module for BA Photography students at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) provides third year photography students with practical experience of working with a photographic collection at the National Photographic Archive (NPA). This internship was undertaken in the NPA under the Supervision of [...]

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Only very cool conservators get to work on the conservation equivalent of CSI. Yes, it’s fun to wear white coats, flash the ultraviolet light around and talk abut acidity (for us, anyhow!), but the reality of preserving our paper heritage collections is somewhat more mundane. That is until we must deal with LOTS of mould. [...]

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