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Special Collections

Conservation

In House

Work for the University Library includes:

Preservation and collection care

  • Environmental monitoring and integrated pest management throughout the collections.
  • Checking through new accessions in the decontamination room
  • Training of staff in the care and handling of collections
  • Advising on day to day preservation issues.
  • Maintenance of a disaster plan
  • Repackaging collections
  • Exhibitions : digital photography, creation of surrogates and mounting
Repairs being made to an account submitted to the Bishop of Durham in 1550

Remedial conservation of the collections

  • Paper conservation by hand and by leafcasting
  • Parchment repair
  • Seals
  • Maps
  • Architectural drawings
  • Book conservation
  • Binding
  • Boxmaking

Contact details

Special Collections
Palace Green Library
Palace Green
DURHAM
DH1 3RN
United Kingdom
Tel
: +44 (0)191 334 2972
Email: pg.library@durham.ac.uk