PRESERVATION - RESTORATION - PRESENTATION
As an initiator and partner in collaboration with natural science faculties and institutes of education connected to the subject, as well as the industry, the Restoration Department of the Albertina contributes to new insights and to the development of innovative techniques and products.
The Albertina collections are stored in an automatic high-rack storage depot and in numerous manually operated depots. The storage building with its state-of-the-art technology and security standards provides a stable climate (constant
Large parts of the holdings are stored in storage boxes especially developed for this purpose. The high-quality materials used for safekeeping the works of arts (mats, portfolios, envelopes) are acid-free, non-ageing and help optimise the immediate environment of the collection holdings.
Restoration projects from the Albertinas Graphic Art Collection
Restoration projects from the Albertinas Photographic Collection
For more information regarding the book, Coatings on Photographs, Materials, Techniques, and Conservation, or to order a copy
For this purpose original historic frames are used, if possible, or copies of original historic frames are specially altered to fit the work of art. Accordingly, old forms of matting (e.g., French mats) are also revived and harmonised with modern materials that contribute to conservation.