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Old 08-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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Long-term storage of framed photographs

A friend asked me for advice, I told her I didn't know the answer but I knew who to ask. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

"Advice pls. I have ended up with all the old giant family framed pics Mom had. I must shove them in my attic. The heat and possible moisture - not to mention the critters we pretend are never there - will not be kind, I know. But, no one wants them. I can't trash them. Is there anything I can wrap them or store them in that MIGHT be better than nothing?"
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:21 AM
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Re: Long-term storage of framed photographs

Probably best to remove the photographs from the frame and store the frame seperately if needed.

I think it would be preferable to store individual prints within an archival paper folder and the folders within an archival box such as Solander
Solander box
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solander_box

Acid free paper and boxes
http://www.archival.com/productcatal...valboxes.shtml

General info
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/d...ints_leaft.pdf
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