Heritage Council

Only very cool conservators get to work on the conservation equivalent of CSI. Yes, it’s fun to wear white coats, flash the ultraviolet light around and talk abut acidity (for us, anyhow!), but the reality of preserving our paper heritage collections is somewhat more mundane. That is until we must deal with LOTS of mould. [...]

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by Elodie Leveque – Conservation Intern, Heritage Council Have you ever wondered how we conserve ancient objects in the National Library of Ireland’s collections? How we tackle things like dirt and mould? Every year, acquisitions or donations help develop and enhance our wonderful collections and conservators here help make these items available to readers by [...]

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