The Library's conservation experts have produced these information guides to assist people to care for and conserve their personal collections of printed items.
Learn how to preserve your family history items from the damaging effects of light, moisture, insects and physical damage.
Discover how to preserve your photographic materials through careful storage and handling.
Advice on the nature of paper, the causes of its destruction and how to slow the process.
How to treat and prevent mould invasions and information on relevant health issues.
Rats, mice, silverfish, moths and other insects feed on organic material in books and can damage valuable collections.
Useful advice on mounting, hanging and which framing materials to use.
These guidelines outline an effective preventative approach to the problems of book storage.
Advice on common problems with newspaper preservation and how best to store and handle cuttings and whole editions.
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