IFLA is pleased to announce the creation of a new Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre which will support Arabic speaking countries in preservation and conservation matters. The new PAC Centre is based at the Qatar National Library.

The Governing Board of IFLA endorsed the creation of the PAC Centre at its August 2015 meeting. The PAC Centre clearly fills gaps identified during the review of the PAC Centres and the PAC Core Activity of 2014.

The new PAC Centre will be able to support the region in preservation and conservation matters as well as assisting in the safeguarding of cultural heritage. The PAC Centre will organise workshops and training on appropriate topics.

We would like to welcome Stéphane Ipert as the new Director to the PAC Centre and we are happy to extend the IFLA PAC network further. We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the Qatar National Library.