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INDEX OF SERVICES

 

    CONSERVATION

    The Ethical Method of Repair

    PARTIAL RESTORATION

    The Attention is in the Details

    LAMINATED CELS

    REHOUSING YOUR COLLECTION

    Not Straw, Not Sticks, Not Brick -

    The Three Pigs get a New House

    the Lost and FOUND series

    RON BARBAGALLO:

    PUBLISHED WORKS & WRITINGS

    SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

    BIOGRAPHY

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    RELATED LINKS

     CONTACT

THE RESEARCH LIBRARY AT ANIMATION ART CONSERVATION

DECADES OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY AND EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL & HARD STORAGE

Digital Storage

 

Archives are no longer purely physical. As plastics age, damage from handling painted animation cels become more and more a real risk. With that in mind, adding a digital wing to your collection becomes as much a necessity as protecting your painted plastics themselves. The Research Library at Animation Art Conservation is fully capable to digitize your collection of animation art and return to you a fully sorted, indexed digital archive.

 

Please feel free to reach out to us to let us help you mold your collection's full digital potential.

 

 

Hard Storage

 

Animation cels started out as a by product of making animation for the big screen. A means to an end for film production, a hand painted animation cel was the way to get a cartooned image to move on film. There is little about them that was intended to last. Made with mostly commercial materials, cels, backgrounds, drawings and cel setups prepared for distribution during the classic days were a souvenir of the filmmaking process.

 

Now, they are seen as much more, in that they are an artifact and an object that connects us to another time. A time when people, not machines, colored drawings on clear cel sheets, and a time when stories with genuine heart endeavored to elevate children's entertainment through lush full bodied visuals.

 

Today's surviving pieces of animation art were made with a variety of materials manufactured in the 20's on up. Certain pieces of animation art are more sensitive to light, temperature, humidity and even relocation. This even includes certain pieces of art from certain sequences in certain films.

 

For this reason, professional exhibition advice is a must when considering a short or long term exhibition of animation in a new or permanent space. It can make all the difference.

 

 

Custom Designed Storage Boxes

 

Animation art is often stored with methods borrowed from the storage of other art mediums, such as photography or works on paper. Generic storage solutions applied to large collections of animation art has resulted in a wide variety of production media being stored in one massive oversimplified solution.

 

The problem with prescribing generic solutions for specific objects is that inadvertently it creates a big generic problem. Sometimes these problems, created out of ignorance, have devastating effects, especially when applied to entire collections of animation art.

 

Therefore, based on the precise knowledge of the materials used to make specific pieces of animation, I can custom-design a better box and/or better storage system uniquely qualified to deal with the long term care of your animation art.