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I am looking for information about the best way to digitize 19th century photographs on paper. The Neue Pinakothek in Munich (Germany) has recently acquired a large collection of photographs from the nineteenth century. Processes range from early caloytpes (1840s) to Albumen prints and silver gelatine. At the moment tentative plans are being made to start a digitisation project.
I am looking for information on the conservational requirements regarding light and heat that should be met. These will of course differ depending on the process and year of origin. Is it better to photograph the images or to scan them? We would like to meet the highest standards in this project, but are lacking the necessary information. Does anyone work in the field and can give advise or point out literature regarding the task?
Any information will be greatly appreciated
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