Preserving your collections
Assistant Conservator Sid constructs an archival box
Have your family heirlooms been flood or storm damaged? Are your precious old family photos starting to crack and fade? Can they be fixed? What is the best way to store old books, letters and documents so that they won't deteriorate?
Preservation staff at the State Library of Queensland are experts in ensuring the long term preservation of all kinds of books, ephemera, art works, documents, sheet music, films, audiovisual materials and photographs.
We offer concise, free advice to organisations and the public on a range of issues:
- preventative conservation
- preservation requirements for collection storage and display areas
- conservation treatment options for a range of library materials
- environmental monitoring
- reformatting options
- preservation suppliers
- conservators in private practice
If you have an enquiry please contact us or check out our outreach activities which include workshops, talks and free conservation clinics.
These demonstrate some of the available processes for preserving documents.