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Sink mat for broken glass plate negative
Conservation Treatments and Enclosures
  • Hilary T. Seo, Iowa State University
Creation Date

Broken glass plate negative.


To design a simple protective enclosure for the two pieces of the glass plate negative, that allows the user to visualize the image as a whole.


A sink mat was created by layering museum board and Volera foam, and "sinks" cut to fit the broken pieces along with thumb notches for ease of lifting. A portfolio of e-flute board, buckram, and cotton ties was built up around the sink mat to provide a protective enclosure that is easily stored on edge.

Citation Information
Hilary T. Seo. "Sink mat for broken glass plate negative" (2005)
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