Conservation Blog

By: Sherif Afifi | February 21, 2020

   This antique black and white silver gelatin paper print have split into two half due to folding of the completely acidic secondary support, which leads to tears, cuts, and separation of the photograph into two half. This video shows the restoration and preservation of this 20th century rare photograph. The conservation and Restoration process covered several steps. However, this video shows only the joining process for the two split parts.

By: Sherif Afifi | July 05, 2019

Mending torn or cut photographs
Figure 1 Torn photographs These photographs are from Sherif Afifi's family collection - All rights reserved

By: Sherif Afifi | May 15, 2018

Tears or sharp cuts are physical deterioration aspects of photographic materials. This video tutorial focus on mending tears and cuts in paper-based photographs prints

Watch how I mend photograph's tears

By: Sherif Afifi | December 23, 2016

Albumen print primary support is usually very thin and fine paper, so dealing with such paper needs very careful hands and skilled as well specifically if you will do any wet treatments.

Sherif Afifi

This video demonstrating a process of removing albumen print from its secondary support.
(the removal was for some research propose only not for conservation)
Watch this video