Author: Danny Kuchuck

“Is it too late to restore my film?” People with nitrate and acetate or “safety” film collections often contact us with questions about restoring film that has undergone some decay and decomposition. While each case is unique and should be assessed by a professional, the following...

If you haven't yet, please read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. DIVERSITY OF APPROACHES TO MEDIA PRESERVATION: So, what about that Film collection of the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il? Justin McKinney, an independent consultant, talked about the rumors and speculation surrounding the North Korean film...

If you missed Part 1 of this article, please click here. FROM VIDEOGAMES, ALL THE WAY BACK TO NITRATE FILM STOCK: The AMIA Nitrate Committee had a chance to meet and discuss various issues surrounding the care and handling of my favorite antique moving-image medium, Nitrate film...

The 2015 AMIA conference in Portland was the 25th anniversary of the organizations annual members meeting and it was the best attended in years. Multiple presentations and sessions were standing-room only. PRO-TEK was very involved with this years conference in various ways and for me, the...

For a librarian, archivist or anyone that manages a collection of visual media, it's important to know if you have Acetate-based (or “Safety”) media mixed in with your Nitrate-based film. This is relevant for two reasons: 1. Acetate-based Safety film, when it begins to break down,...