Tree thumbnailMotion pictures add colorful commentary to the historical record. However, they present unique conservation and preservation challenges.

This Technical Leaflet explains the concerns of film preservationists and the solutions they have found for conserving film.

A brief overview of the different types of film guides professionals in determining the best way to store and care for their collections and how to recognize signs of deterioration.

Topics covered include the storage of films, fire protection, atmospheric conditions, storage containers, the necessity of routine inspections, and restoration and duplication.

Technical Leaflet #126 (1980)