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MAINTAINING A SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT Photographic materials require a cool dry well-ventilated storage environment High temperature and relative humidity increase deterioration and promote the growth of mould and mildew which could mar surfaces and break down binder layers Avoid storing photographs in the attic the basement or along the outside walls of a building where environmental conditions are more prone to extremes and fluctuations and where condensation may occur In some storage situations seasonal adjustments such as dehumidifiers in the summer or fans to promote air circulation may be necessary to improve problematic environmental conditions CHOOSING STORAGE ENCLOSURES Keep photographic materials in enclosures that protect them from dust and light and provide physical support during use Chemically stable plastic or paper enclosures free of sulphur acids and peroxides are recommended Plastic sleeves should be constructed of uncoated polyester polypropylene or polyethylene For most photographic materials un-buffered paper enclosures are preferred over buffered enclosures Alkaline buffering is added to archival storage papers to absorb acidity from the stored material or the environment surrounding it However the buffering in alkaline papers so un-buffered paper is recommended for most processes may alter some photographs Film-based negatives which can produce acidic gasses as they age should be placed in archival buffered enclosures and stored separately from other photographic materials Store cased objects such as daguerreotypes and ambrotypes in their original cases or frames with the addition of custom-made four-flap paper enclosures to reduce wear and tear on fragile cases Place individually housed prints negatives and cased objects in acid-free durable boxes that will afford further protection from light dust and potential environmental fluctuations DISPLAYING PHOTOGRAPHS Photographs should be protected from extended exposure to intense light sources Limit exhibition times control light exposure and monitor the condition of the photographs carefully Prolonged or permanent display of photographs is not recommended It is important to note that a microenvironment is created when a photograph is placed in a frame for
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