Hobson to Restore Historic Film with Princeton University

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Eric Hobson headshotEnglish Professor Dr. Eric Hobson has accepted an invitation from Princeton University’s Department of Art and Archaeology’s Library to identify and document rolls of film recently discovered in their storage facility that date from 1930-31. The film canisters document Captain Vladimir Perfilieff’s scientific expeditions (1923-31).

Due to their highly flammable characteristics, these nitrate films require expert restoration processing. After restoring the film and linking each canister to its specific expedition, he and Princeton staff will write accounts of Perfilieff’s adventures and the resulting film records.