Art Concept to Art Preservation:
Steps Taken To Curate and Preserve this Collection
The process to develop an historical film collection is a lengthy and arduous one. The procedures go well beyond the actual exposing of each film plate in the field. For photographer Ed Wargin, the past several years have been spent organizing and archiving the entire Great Lakes Film Collection as close to historical and museum quality standards as possible.
Painstaking, disciplined and deliberate, every film plate has undergone an archival process for the final repository, which includes a professionally scanned (publisher-ready) large resolution digital file and corollary matching database with wayfinding file.
The Great Lakes Film Collection as a manageable archive includes:
Several thousand individual unmounted film plates, each one individually prepared and archivally sleeved, with each film plate placed in an archival page.
Two types of Corollary Digital Plates for each film plate:
1) Professionally scanned, color-corrected, cleaned, publisher-ready digital file (.tiff)
2) Digitized database way-finding scan (.jpg)
A multi-platform proprietary and searchable database of each film plate with artifact and film/camera information in detail.
Two redundant external hard drives
** ADDITIONAL Inclusion
Limited Edition Photographer Curated Collection Prints