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Cataloging Andy Warhol's Family Album: 1969 - 1974

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posted on 08.06.2021, 09:24 authored by Stephanie Desgroseillers
This thesis project discusses the preservation of acclaimed twentieth century artist Andy Warhol's Family Album. The album is comprised of Polaroid photographs he took and gathered in the early seventies. A highlight of Andy Warhol's use of instant photography, as it pertains to his life and artistic work, is provided to present a concise basis to researchers. It details the steps undertaken to safely house this valuable object to prolong its life, and the cataloging methodology followed to grant access to the album without submitting it to excessive handling wear. It also offers recommendations on the preservation of dye diffusion material such as Polaroid's Polacolor and SX-70 film types.





Photographic Preservation and Collections Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University