‘Frozen Frames’ Preserves Pasadena’s Visual Legacy

Published on Jan 22, 2022

The Pasadena Museum of History (PMH) presents an online exhibition, “Frozen Frames: Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Legacy,” on Tuesday, January 25, at 7 p.m.

The PMH Research Library and Archives maintains the area’s largest and most complete photographic archives of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley – an estimated one million historical images. In 2015, the Museum embarked on an ambitious, yet successful project, the Great History Freeze, to preserve 200,000 at-risk, irreplaceable historical photo negatives through cryogenics. This project successfully stopped the deterioration of the negatives, ensuring their viability for generations to come.

A selection of representative images from these collections are featured in the Museum’s premiere online exhibition, making them available for the first time to a wider audience. During the event, PHM Education and Program Manager Daniel Nevarez will have a one-on-one interview with Director of Collections and Curator Anuja Navare, as the Museum explores the journey from the Great History Freeze to this four-part exhibition series, “Frozen Frames: Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Legacy.”

To view “Frozen Frames,” visit, https://pasadenahistory.org/exhibits/online-exhibition/.

“Frozen Frames: Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Legacy” is dedicated to Dr. Michael Kadin with generous funding provided by The Paloheimo Foundation and the Kadin Family.

To purchase tickets, visit https://tinyurl.com/y6kbh9af. Advanced reservations are required; reservations must be made by 3 p.m. on Monday, January 24.

For more information, call (626) 577-1660.

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