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Conservation open house at the British Library

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, Greater London, NW1 2DB

Join us for a behind-the-scenes view of the British Library Centre for Conservation and learn about the work conservators do to help preserve and make the Library's collections accessible.

On Saturday the 9th of September we will be participating in Heritage Open Days and opening the doors to the British Library Centre for Conservation (BLCC). On your one hour time slot, you will be able to see our main conservation studio and speak with conservators to learn more about their roles. Our collection contains over 170 million items and includes artefacts from every age of written civilisation, and we will have various stations set up in the studio to showcase different aspects of our work to preserve these materials.

The event will include:
• Presentations by our preventive and book and paper conservators, with a chance to ask questions about collection care
• Information about preventive conservation, conservation treatment and conservation science
• Free leaflets with handling advice

Each session lasts for 1 hour. We will meet you at in the main entrance hall of the British Library, across from the Information Desk and next to the café. There will be a sign out to indicate the meeting point.

To book onto a session, email us at the address below. Please only book onto one session. There are 12 slots available per session.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

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Date last modified: 5th September 2023 at 21:48