Go behind the scenes and find out how we care for our collection. Here, conservator Vanessa Torres explains how the Ellis collection of daguerreotypes was re-housed.
Vanessa is Conservator at the National Science and Media Museum, and is responsible for the physical care of our collection. Vanessa ensures the objects in our collection are maintained in a suitable environment and provides conservation expertise throughout the museum’s teams.
Large format Polaroid photographs—some more than 2m high and 1m wide—were made in an instant but offer a challenge when it comes to long-term preservation.