As our lab is in progress, we've been making visits to other conservation facilities. The Library of Congress has a new building just up the road in Culpepper where they catalog, house and conserve all kinds of audio visual materials. It is an amazing facility for all kinds of reasons.
AV materials are not my area of specialty, but I have enough experience from my previous jobs to appreciate the work they do at Culpepper and to be impressed with the layout of the workflows. It is also neat to see equipment I have, used in a different way. This is a fume trunk in their record album (remember those??) cleaning area.