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Preservation

Negative and Positive – Digitising Glass Plate Negatives

The Parliamentary Archives holds a collection of glass plate negatives dating from c.1900 that were purchased from Edward Farmer, a commercial and technical photographer, in 1972. Our latest project has been to digitise this archive and make the images available …

Collection Care work on the Stone Photographs

The Collection Care team is involved in many of the digitisation projects at the Parliamentary Archives, particularly when the items to be digitised are fragile to handle or need long-term archival packaging or rehousing. In the case of the Stone …

Revealing Parchment’s Hidden Stories

Thomas Bower (Collection Care Assistant) writes about an on-going academic project we've been helping with. Over the summer, members of the Collection Care Team at the Parliamentary Archives have contributed to a nationwide research project to explore the DNA of …

The Collection Care team at the Parliamentary Archives

Collection Care at the Parliamentary Archives has developed in the past few years from bookbinding to conservation and preservation. The team are Lois, Oriana, Tiffany, Tom and Lara, who are all trained as library and archive conservators. We look after …