The Conservation Division (CD) is responsible for the conservation of the Library's paper-based special collections through activities including: conservation assessment, treatment, housing, and research; environmental monitoring; exhibition, loan, and digitization evaluation and preparation; collections emergency management and response; and collections security measures.
CD staff includes book, paper, and photograph conservators, preservation specialists, and conservation technicians, who provide conservation to support the Library’s unparalleled paper-based special collections comprising +70 million manuscripts, +20 million graphic (including photographic and cartographic) materials, and millions of rare books. In addition, CD staff support and promote the field of conservation by giving lectures, publishing research, training conservation interns and fellows, and serving in leadership roles in the professional community.
- See Preservation Supply Specifications (for housing collections)
- See Conservation Treatment Highlights
- See Conservation FAQ