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Major photograph conservation studies based on the reference collection, are listed by general topic, main collaborators and date.
The current research agenda is covered in this paper and presentation.


Optical brighteners / fluorescence

  • Non-UV simulation of fluorescence for optically brightened photographs, Morris & Whitmore, Art Conservation Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

  • UV fluorescence survey, standardizing photographic capture, Chen, 2008

  • Impact of treatment on optical brighteners, Wetzel, Art Conservation Program, State University College at Buffalo, 2004-05

  • Stability and visual impact, Connors-Rowe & Whitmore, Art Conservation Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University,2004-06

  • Survey of optical brighteners, Baas, Detroit Institute of Arts, Tafilowski & Varga, 2003-05

Physical measurements

  • Paper thickness survey, Webster, 2008-09

  • Thickness and density, Duverne, Getty Conservation Institute, 2006


Elemental Composition

  • Atomic bomb-derived radiocarbon content, Hodgins, University of Arizona, 2011-

  • Semi-quantitative XRF assessment, Martins, McGlinchey & Chipman, MoMA, 2008-09

  • Quantitative XRF studies, Stulik & Kaplan, Getty Conservation Institute, 2005-06

  • Trace metal composition, Miller, California State University, Northridge, 2005-06

Paper Fiber

  • Dating of photographic papers using nearIR, Martins, MoMA, 2010-

  • Paper fiber identification and dating, Rantanan, Integrated Paper Services Daffner, Martins, MoMA, 2008-

  • Lewis Hine authentication, Rantanan, Integrated Paper Services, 1999

Manufacturer markings


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