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Behind the Scenes Tours of Conservation Studios

First Thursday of the month, 14.00-15.00

See the work of conservation on a 'behind the scenes' tour of the studios in the Centre for Conservation. These tours, led by British Library conservators, give an insight into the techniques used to care for our collections.

Please read the notes for visitors (PDF format) before your visit.

To book a place on a tour, please see What's On
Or call +44 (0)1937 546546

Family Archive Days - Caring for your Family Archive

Date TBA, 12:30-16:00

Many people are now gathering together photographs, documents and other memorabilia to create their own family archive. Individual timed appointments are available throughout the afternoon for a consultation with one of our team of conservators to learn how best to care for your treasured items.

Please note that we are not able to give valuations or provide secure storage for items while you visit other parts of the Library.

This event is free, but advanced booking is essential.

Training days

5 JuneUnderstanding and caring for bookbindingsFull
10 SeptDisaster response and salvageFull
18 SeptPreserving historic photographsFull

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