Digital Preservation 2

Elsewhere you can read about Archive Volunteer Michael and the work he does using his own equipment and in challenging circumstances to digitally preserve some very precious items held in the Archive’s collections. Follow this link to find out more https://clevedonpierarchive.com/2020/12/15/archive-volunteer-michael/

Below are two more examples of his work showing, in particular, how heavily folded, large and sometimes split documents can be digitised and ‘stitched’ back together digitally.

A sweet little (10″ x 6″) pencil on tracing paper drawing of the original pier flagstaff. Circa 1860. From the Clevedon Pier Company Collection.
Read more on this link The Pier Flagstaff – Clevedon Pier Archive .
An important drawing of the proposed restoration of Clevedon Pier by architect Keith Mallory 1979. (3′ x 20″ approximately). Heavily folded and slightly split. Digitised so that it can be viewed safely and accurately without any further damage to the original. Donated by Mr Tony Wring, one time Chairman of Pier Preservation Trust. More of the original 1860 drawings to come….watch this space!

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