Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Preventive care of a collection of postcards

The big challenge of the past year, still ongoing, is dealing with big collections of  old postcards, from the Belgrade city museum. These are  archival materials of the museums's collections from Urban Planning and Architecture of city of Belgrade, numbering around 3.5k of postcards of various  techniques such as: photographs, printing, overlapping thumbnails, reprints witch are mostly in a good shape. They represent a rich history of the city. The hold little treasures and memories of past times. My colleague and I have more conserving and restoring to do, a meer 700 each so far.

digitization day/night

little treasures

cleaning, washing, disinfection, removing ink stains and dirt

manual restoration with Japanese paper 

fixed postcards

And here are some before and after shots, 
no digital editing,only for the matching of pairs together in one PS file. Enjoy ;-)

will continue soon 
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