Conservation Blog

By: Sherif Afifi | August 29, 2017

Albumen prints are composite objects with complex chemical and physical structures. Different materials lead to very complicated structures, which react and respond differently to external and internal influences. These structures make them more prone to damage as compared to other objects during some conservation treatment processes; a water treatment sometimes is the only alternative available, especially in conserving rare books which are illustrated with albumen prints, and this alternative can affect not only the paper substrate but also the albumen print.

In this study, a diagnostic of 19th-century Carte de Visite (CDV) albumen prints, has been performed before and after water trea...

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