Cellulose nitrate film is flammable enough to fuel an eternal flame, but it also contains beautiful imagery with historical and cultural significance. So we’re sharing a timely story for this timeless topic, along with a preservation primer for anyone with nitrate film assets. Even though production ended 75 years ago, nitrate film still hides in collections and archives everywhere.
|That’s not a frozen pizza in the museum freezer
Jo Haraf of the Marin (County) History Museum in San Rafael, California discusses the hazards and the harvest contained within the museum’s small nitrate collection in this helpful and entertaining guest post. Share with all your history, archiving and pizza-loving friends.
Marin History Museum on nitrate film →
|All you need to know about preserving nitrate film
Danny Kuchuck, our resident nitrate expert, explains how to distinguish nitrate from safety film, shipping and handling requirements and other nitrate preservation questions.
Nitrate film preservation →
However you get it done, please get those nitrate film assets preserved!