Preserving your collections
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
Provides useful information to help you preserve and care for your precious collections at home or at work.
Answers to popular conservation, microfilm and photography questions
For those interested in more information about the Conservation Unit's outreach activities and services.
How to deal with your personal collections that have mould problems or have been water-damaged or infested with insects
These demonstrate some of the available processes for preserving documents.
If you have an enquiry please contact us or check out our outreach activities which include workshops, talks and free conservation clinics.
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