Memories of Glass

This week’s article reviews a recent training event for Icon Interns on the conservation of glass plate negatives held at the RCAHMS and describes the process of repairing a plate using a pressure binding method…

Earlier this year, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) hosted a training day on the repair of glass plate negatives organised by resident Icon Intern, Marta García-Celma. Other Icon Interns came from all over the country to take part in the training session. The day was split into two parts. In the morning, there were lectures covering the preventative and interventive conservation of glass plates and their digitisation. This was followed by a practical session in the afternoon, where we got to repair our very own glass plate. Continue reading