Conservatives have alternative facts. Conservators have fungal facts.
Some before and after photos of a recent mold remediation treatment I’ve been working on. It’s a collection of more than a hundred architectural drawings, paintings, and photographic reproductions that were damaged by mold prior to their acquisition by the library. Fortunately, most of the mold damage is on the edges of the supports or […]
I think most archives have a shelf like this, for those things that make you go “Uh oh!”. In this case, it’s a couple of boxes of moldy/gross photographic negatives.
In today’s gross-out corner (aka the fume hood), I examine a book for evidence of mold. Spoiler alert: it is VERY moldy.