Conservation & Restauration

Our ability to conserve the prints and negatives from the STARS Archive is constrained on one hand by our limited finances and on the other the limited training or the core members of the STARS collective.

However, the Institut National du Patrimoine has come to our rescue!

With the financial support of the Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine:

Anne Cartier-Bresson together with three photo conservation students from the INP came to work for 2 weeks on a conservation protocol specifically for the STARS Physical archive.

Anne Cartier-Bresson working on mounted prints from the STARS archive
Romain Perez, Edith Szafran, and Elodie Loprin examining samples of mounted prints from the STARS archive
Elodie Loprin cleaning a framed sample from the STARS archive
Edith Szafran preparing archival boxing for the framed prints.
Romain Perz finalising the archival handmaid boxes.
Many Thanks to all those involved!

 

And our hearfelt thanks to our host institution, the IFP!