Video gallery – Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

CCI videos deal with topics of interest to those who care for cultural objects as well as those with a general interest in the activities taking place at CCI. The videos not only offer practical advice about issues and questions related to the care, handling and storage of cultural objects, but also offer a behind-the-scenes look at select conservation treatments, in a captive, digital format. Check back often for additions to this ever-expanding video series.

Most recent videos

Time-lapse Video of Deterioration: Oil Painting, Incorrect Relative Humidity

This video demonstrates how very low relative humidity causes cracks to form and expand in an oil painting on canvas.

Video length: 00:01:51

Transcript | Watch on YouTube

Time-lapse Video of Deterioration: Parchment and Iron Key, Incorrect Relative Humidity

This video demonstrates how high relative humidity causes deformation and mould growth on parchment and causes corrosion on iron.

Video length: 00:01:46

Transcript | Watch on YouTube

Time-lapse Video of Deterioration: Two Iron Keys, Incorrect Relative Humidity & Pollutants

This video demonstrates how high relative humidity and pollutants cause corrosion to form on two iron keys.

Video length: 00:01:50

Transcript | Watch on YouTube

Lighting Techniques for Photographing Heritage Objects

This video presents seven lighting techniques used to photograph heritage objects during their conservation or analysis.

Video length: 00:04:04

Transcript | Watch on YouTube

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