Plastic supports in photography. Development of an online reference manual

DE LA ROSA PosterAuthor: Elena De La Rosa Regot
Mentors: Mayte Pastor Valls, Guest Professor; Rosina Herrera Garrido, Guest Professor

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Spain)
Study programme: Master in Diagnosis of the State of Preservation of the Historical Heritage
Specialization: Conservation-restoration of photographic objects (graduated in 2019/2020)

Plastic is one of the materials most widely used as photographic support, together with paper and glass, although it is also one of the most obscure. This research project offers an extensive introduction to the different plastics used as photographic support and addresses most of the key topics to properly get to know them: history, manufacture, properties, formats and photographic processes, identification, deterioration, restoration and conservation.

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DE LA ROSA Elena mShort biography
ELENA DE LA ROSA REGOT is a graduated conservator of paper, book and photographic materials. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and another in Conservation–Restoration at the University of Barcelona (Spain). She has also pursued two Master’s degrees, one in Libraries and Heritage Collections and another in Diagnosis of Historical Heritage. She has worked in many cultural institutions in Spain, such as the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among others. She is currently the chief conservator at Monestir de Sant Pere de les Puel·les, in Barcelona.