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Antarctic Ocean Whaling Photo Album : Cataloguing And Preservation Of A Japanese Album

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posted on 22.05.2021, 12:55 by Hui-Yun K. Tsai
The Antarctic Ocean whaling photo album is an album published during the 1940's by a Japanese marine product company. The album contains 52 gelatin silver prints of a whaling expedition to the Antarctic Ocean and is a fascinating visual record of the Japanese whaling industry. Using this album as a case study, this thesis project is a study of the cataloguing process and preservation of a photographic album. The goal of this project is to make the album more accessible to researchers through translation, cataloguing and digitization, as well as to provide a preservation strategy through condition assessments. This paper summarizes the research conducted on the album, outlines the cataloguing process, the condition assessment of the album and provides a treatment proposal and a handling guideline for the album. The paper also includes a Romanization chart and a translation table of the album texts as aids for further research.

History

Language

eng

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Photographic Preservation and Collections Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

Thesis