How to Build a Sink Mat for Preserving Photographs [Tutorial]


In this video, Amanda Maloney, Associate Photograph and Paper Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, provides a detailed demonstration on how to build a sink mat for preserving photographs. Maloney reviews the materials needed and steps to build the sink mat, and offers a couple of options on how to safely take the photographs out of the sink mat. This tutorial supplements the session, "Best Practices and Practical Solutions for Storing and Exhibiting Photographs" given at the 2016 ATALM annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 10-13, 2016.