Balboa Photography Museum’s collection of historic and contemporary photographs of the city will be restored in 2018 and its collection will be returned to its original state by 2019, according to the museum’s CEO.
Director of Balboa Gallery, Chris Tull, confirmed to the Press Association that the museum would restore its collection of 400,000 photographs and negatives of the famous site.
This will include the historic photographs of Balbo and the buildings, which are part of the museum collection.
This includes the iconic ‘S’ of the Balboa Gardens and the historic Balboa Park.
This collection will include about 70,000 negatives.
Mr Tull said the Balbo collection will not be available for public viewing until 2019.
He said the museum had a long history of supporting the restoration of the historic buildings in Balboa, and would now be supporting that effort with funds from its collection.
He also said the restoration project would also include a large amount of archival footage and photography.
He added: “The museum will continue to make use of the archives, the collection, the archives in Balbo to provide the world with the best of what the city of Balbao was to us as a city and a place.”
The museum has more than 100,000 objects from the city’s history, from the ‘Birds of a Feather’ poster to the early photography of Ballet Theatre, to the first photographs taken by the American photographer Thomas Edison.
Mr Hargreaves also said that Balboa would be restored to its former glory.
“The world of Balba has changed,” he said.
“The new owners of the building, who are looking at it for a new start, are looking to make it a beautiful new centre of excellence in the world of photography.”
The Balboa Collection of Contemporary Photography, which includes photographs taken in Balba, will be opened in the spring.