Posted by Noel Chiappa (126.96.36.199) on November 17, 2010 at 18:11:17:
In Reply to: Re: Herde Utamaro! posted by Preben on November 17, 2010 at 10:17:42:
"I do not think that the material is acidfree. ... should I also take it out and store it between acidfree paper instead"
The whole issue of exactly what kind of pH environment is best for long-term storage of prints is complex. You can read more here:
for a start. (The problem is that the paper, and some of the inks, used to make the prints are often naturally slightly acidic, and so it's not clear what is actually best - I don't think any proper scientific studies have been done.)
What _is_ clear is that cheap high-acid paper, of the kind often found in cheap mountings made in the West, and in machine-made Japanere paper from around the turn of the 19th/20th century, is quite bad (whether used as framing/backing, or for other storage). So if you have any of that, it should be removed.
To be honest, looking at your print, I'm not sure you need to be quite that careful with it, as I think it's already in 'not so good' condition. However, it's a good habit to get into, to be careful.
Also, again, if people want to put prints on the wall, it's fine to buy a modern reproduction (they are quite reasonably prices) and put that up.
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