Archives behind the scenes - unboxing a glass plate negative

In this episode we visit the Conservation Lab where Elizabeth shows us how to unbox glass plate negatives - very gently!

These fragile archives are not directly accessible to the public. Instead, after Conservation makes a positive health check on this glass plate neg it will go to the Digitisation team, and the researcher will receive a digital copy.

Please note that this process in Conservation may take up to five (5) working days before the glass plate is delivered to Digitsation for copying.