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Old 01-14-2003, 09:17 PM
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Define: Museum Quality

I've noticed this phrase used to describe the restoration quality of some people's work.
What aspects/characteristics make a restoration "Museum Quality"?
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Old 01-14-2003, 09:32 PM
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Personally, I feel digital restoration is the opposite of "museum quality" and immediately go into jargon-watch mode when I see it. I suspect (hope?) they actually mean museum quality final printing, such as glicee, carbon, or silver-based final prints.

As for physical restoration of the actual paper image, I would take it to mean the same it does for painting restoration or any other restoration of that type (ie: looks good, but won't cause further harm to the original). I'm not positive this exists for photographs.

But, it probably just means "I've done work for a museum".
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Old 01-14-2003, 09:58 PM
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Or maybe just really old and dusty!!
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Old 01-14-2003, 10:16 PM
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Cool...I'm "museum-quality"!
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:21 AM
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Looking at it semantically, museums store old things, so I'd think it means a photograph that would last a long time, rather than anything to do with the quality of the restoration.

If it had anything to do with the restoration, then I think Debbie's "old and dusty" looking is probably not far off the mark (which of course is what we're all trying to improve upon, so our work would never be acceptable )
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Old 01-15-2003, 09:29 AM
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Interesting question Vikki. To me, it would mean the work was done on the original piece in question. It could not be done through digital means, and it would take a competent artist to accomplish the restoration. How can simple questions be so complex?

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Old 01-15-2003, 05:12 PM
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Surprisingly diverse responses!

I took it to mean: qaulity of work that would meet the standards of a museum (with an understanding that this would be the highest quality possible).

Here is a link to the one that got me thinking about this
http://www.archivesphotorestoration.com/
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Old 01-15-2003, 05:30 PM
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His prose is a bit overblown, but at least he spells out what he does. I suspect his intended audience will be immune to his hyperbole. He'll either get work or won't, based on the work he did on his dad's images, not due to his website.

I like his consumer site a lot more.
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Old 01-16-2003, 03:27 AM
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http://www.rit.edu/~661www1/

http://www.rit.edu/~661www1/sub_pages/8page3g.htm

http://www.rit.edu/~661www1/sub_pages/digibook.pdf (1.5mb)

Seems like a suitable thread to post the above info.

(Moderators please feel free to move it if it is better as a new topic, or is this site old news here?)

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Old 01-16-2003, 06:11 AM
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Good reading, Stephen. Thanks for the links
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