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Grant number: PR-50141-12

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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Vance Kepley (Project Director, 05/23/2011 - present)
Investigation of Cellulose Nitrate Motion Picture Film Chemical Decomposition & Associated Fire Risk

To support: The testing of cellulose nitrate film stock with the goal to create guidelines for the handling and long-term storage of this flammable medium on which much of the 20th century's still and moving image humanities content is stored.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Research and Development
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

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