THere it is – that box of photos or an old decaying album. You may feel all those faces looking at you and the weight of familial responsibility bearing down on you. There may be more pressing matters, after all, these treasures probably have been sitting unattended… for a while. Not good.
This article from the Northeast Document Conservation Center offers some thoughtful insights into the treatment of photos, news clippings, framed photographs, etc. Environment control, Handling advice, and enclosure selections are all covered – What to avoid and how to safely organize and maintain for future family enjoyment.