What do you do to avoid causing additional light damage to a photo while it’s on exhibition?

Written by: Bexx Caswell-Olson

Primary Source: Wallace Conservation Lab, January 2, 2018

Actual Buffalo Bill's picture underneath a copy of te picture
What do you do to avoid causing additional light damage to a photo while it’s on exhibition? Hide it behind a facsimile, of course! #preservation #preventativeconservation #photograph #specialcollections #buffalobill #spoilers (at MSU Libraries)

 

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Bexx Caswell-Olson
Before migrating to Michigan and beginning work at the MSU Libraries Wallace Conservation Lab, Bexx Caswell-Olson was employed as a bookbinder and book conservator in private practice in Iowa City, IA. Prior to running her own business, Bexx spent nearly a decade living in the Boston area where she worked in a variety of libraries and conservation labs, including those at Harvard and MIT. She is Vice President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization for those working in bookbinding, book conservation, and the book arts. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College. In addition to her passion for bookbinding, Bexx also has an affinity for typography, bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, and vegan baking.