Care for audiovisual materials

  • Caring for audio

    Tips on how to care for your audio discs and tapes.

  • Caring for film

    How to care for your film materials.

  • Caring for video

    Tips on how to care for your videos.

  • Caring for photographs

    Information on caring for your photographic materials.

  • First aid for fire damage

    All audio visual media are sensitive to heat and water, however it may be possible to salvage some objects that have been exposed to fire. In the first instance do not throw anything away!

  • First aid for water damage

    Film and tape is very susceptible to damage from water, especially when contaminated with dirt and debris. Each type of object is affected in a slightly different way and requires a slightly different approach in preventing further damage.