• The de-oxidation process
  • Poster preservation work.

The Korean Film Archive preserves non-film materials, which are an important heritage of image culture. Non-film materials refer to videos, audio, posters, leaflets, stills, scenarios, periodicals, deliberation documents, museum data, etc. and they are preserved by media in the preservation warehouse, which has constant temperature and humidity facilities. The reasons for the deterioration of data are determined and the deterioration rate is assessed, and washing, sterilization, de-oxidation and rearrangement work is performed according to the characteristics of data. And through this, the optimal preservation status is maintained.

In the case of video and audio data, regular cleaning, inspection and rewinding are performed and copying and media transfer work are performed by priority of use and preservation. Poster data is preserved with acid-free paper along with acid-free interleaving tissue paper inserted to prevent surface damage and minimize data intervention caused by overlap. The oldest existing poster is for A Ferry Boat that Has No Owner (1932) and it was restored in a preservation process that took about four months.

Still data is also preserved with preservation paper and sealed in neutral cardboard storage boxes. And both posters and still data are digitalized in parallel with preservation. The preservation life of literature materials is extended by performing a de-oxidation process along with sterilization and disinfection for data which are rapidly being damaged. Museum data such as movie props and costumes are preserved in boxes for them only or in dehumidification boxes after going through cleaning, packing and housing.


Non-Film & VideoApril , 2022

비필름 및 비디오 표
Item Quantity
Video Tapes DV / 8mm / DVCAM / HDV 2,569
1inch / VHS / Betamax / U-matic 33,028
Betacam / Betacam SP / D2 / D3 / D5 / Digi-Betacam 9,915
Video Disks LD 2,364
VCD / DVD / Blue-ray 59,527
Sound LP 24,980
TAPE 30,243
CD 78,138
Images Poster / Flyer 50,774
Still / Still Film 780,343
Documents Script / Continuity 41,797
Graduation Thesis / Peroodical 29,113
Book 18,731
Press Release 10,732
ETC... Cinematic Equipment / Properties 1,028
Etc... 487