Re: Help to restore old ferrotypes (fwd)

From: Martin Angerman ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/31/04-06:50:58 PM Z
Message-id: <007801c4bfad$47e11fc0$>

Look into the Getty center. The conservation lab is world class, and the
photography collection puts on some of the strongest shows.

----- Original Message -----
From: "joachim oppenheimer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 7:07 PM
Subject: RE: Help to restore old ferrotypes (fwd)

> I am not qualified to answer the question but I believe help can be
> from the NYU Institute of Fine Arts with its exellent
> conservation/restoration program, or Print/Photography section of The
> Metropolitan Museum of Art are two suggestions of a larger list. Joachim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon J. Holtslander []
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 10:50 PM
> To:
> Subject: Help to restore old ferrotypes (fwd)
> Hi:
> I received this query. Can anyone suggest anything?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 09:58:16 +0200
> From: Silvia Vilanova <>
> To:
> Subject: Help to restore old ferrotypes
> Dear Gordon J. Holtslander,
> My name is Josep Ribas Prous and I am at the moment organizing some
> photography collections to exhibit them and open a museum in a near
> future. We have now a problem with a collection of very old valuable
> ferrotypes. They were in a real good state but somebody covered them with
> plastic...When we knew about it, it was too late since we found that all
> ferrotypes had been damaged. The problem we have is that all have a sticky
> film on them.
> We were looking at your pages which collect very interesting messages on
> various photography topics and we though that maybe you could help us or
> we could post a message asking for help to solve this problem, or whether
> somebody could advise us an emulsion formula to restore ferrotypes or a
> procedure how to clean them
> Thank you very much in advance for your help.
> Best regards,
> Josep M. Ribas Prous
> MFIAP, ESFIAP, President AFR
Received on Sun Oct 31 18:59:25 2004

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