Microbial communities affecting albumen photography heritage: a methodological survey

@article{Pukrov2016MicrobialCA,
  title={Microbial communities affecting albumen photography heritage: a methodological survey},
  author={Andrea Pu{\vs}k{\'a}rov{\'a} and M{\'a}ria Bu{\vc}kov{\'a} and Bo{\vz}ena Habalov{\'a} and Lucia Krakov{\'a} and Alena Makov{\'a} and Domenico Pangallo},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={6}
}
This study is one of the few investigations which analyze albumen prints, perhaps the most important photographic heritage of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The chemical composition of photographic samples was assessed using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence. These two non-invasive techniques revealed the complex nature of albumen prints, which are composed of a mixture of proteins, cellulose and salts. Microbial sampling was performed using cellulose… Expand
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