What is Cold Storage and why do we need it?
The purpose of this program is to provide a basic understanding of cold storage and explain how to implement it for long term preservation of film-based collections. Cold storage provides a stable environment for film-based materials, extends their longevity and preserves them for future use. Research proves that cold storage environments can add hundreds of years of life to film-based materials that are near or at the point where deterioration is occurring. Therefore, it is vital to consider cold storage now before visual history is lost.