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Preservation Activities

Conservation of Books, Textual, and Visual Material

Treatments performed on documents by professional conservators vary from minimal interventions, intended to make as many items available for consultation as possible, to more extensive treatments when an item will be used for exhibition, publication or other special use. Activities range from the physical examination of new acquisitions to detailed treatments on single items.

Conservators also provide advice and support to many of the other fundamental activities of Library and Archives Canada in the form of research into conservation techniques and approaches, advice on methods of disaster preparedness and recovery, and technical evaluations of samples and products.