This survey is for anyone who works with collections (archivists, conservators, managers, registrars…) but it is especially geared toward those who work exclusively with photographic and visual materials. The results will build upon data collected over years of practice-based research conducted by a group of photographers that specialize in processing outdated film.
Depending on the results of this and other inquiries, I want to achieve some combination of the following:
1) Make outdated film easier to process for smaller institutions, archives, and organizations. 2) Determine how and if outdated film can be processed to meet ANSI archival standard IT9.1 (or something comparable)3) Encourage outdated film processing as a specialization within the fields of archives and/or conservation.
A fourth but less immediate goal is to compose, preserve, and share accurate technical literature about processing outdated film for years to come!
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