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Conference on advances in paper conservation research

From: Velson Horie <velson.horie<-at->
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009
Advances in Paper Conservation Research
Developing conservation research at the British Library
British Library Conference Centre
23-24 March 2009

Recent years have seen an explosion of research and new insights
into the material science of paper and paper-based collections.
Understanding of the raw materials, their deterioration and
conservation strategies have developed--alongside new strategies for
dealing with the enormous legacy of paper.

This conference brings together key workers in the field from major
collections such as the British Library and the Library of Congress
to academic researchers and commercial organisations.  The Mellon
Paper Conservation Research Project brought together partners from
libraries, archives, academic research, and commercial
organisations.  The contributions illustrate how these partnerships
both carried forward existing work and developed new ways of
working.  It is intended to publish the proceedings and the results
of the Project electronically on the British Library website and
summaries on paper.

Conservation and care for the collections are undergoing major
change at the British Library.  A new state of the art Centre for
Conservation and innovative robotic storage in a reduced oxygen
environment were recently completed.  These advances in the care for
the physical collections are competing with major challenges to deal
with digital collections.  It is an exciting time for the future of
care and conservation in Libraries and Archives.

For further information and booking, please see


Velson Horie
British Library

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