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Planning Considerations for Cold Storage in Museums

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Determine where items will be stored

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Planning Considerations for Cold Storage in Museums

Cold storage is essential for the long-term preservation of film and other materials that tend to deteriorate quickly. But cold storage also presents a number of challenges, including how to assess and organize collections, how to plan and implement a move, and how to make the most effective use of expensive cooler or freezer space.

  • Negative (glass plate negatives, sheet film, or roll film
  • Slides (or any type of transparency)
  • Motion picture film and videotape
  • Microfilm and microfiche
  • X-ray film
  • Photographic prints
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