Graphics Atlas is a new online resource that brings sophisticated print identification and characteristic exploration tools to archivists, curators, historians, collectors, conservators, educators, and the general public.Image Permanence Institute
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Let IPI guide you through individual prints in a virtual study collection that contains processes ranging from the woodcut to the modern digital print.
Compare traits across processes using views made with various lighting techniques and magnifications.
Publication Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints by James M. Reilly
The book presents technical information in plain, understandable language and is supported throughout by high-quality color reproductions showing the various print types and their forms of deterioration. The pull-out flowchart gives step-by-step guidance for identifying major print types.
- approximately date a print
- correctly catalog by print type
- provide a safe enclosure
- recognize forms of deterioration
- store, handle, and display prints safely
- manage the preservation of a large collection