Preservation and Conservation: Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful tips, starting points, and resources for your preservation and conservation needs. 

IFLA's fourteen Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres are hosted by libraries around the globe. These Centres hold a wide range of knowledge on regional and international issues in cultural heritage conservation and preservation. 

We are bringing the expertise of the PAC Centres to you, helping to build capacity and share knowledge of good practice.

Introducing: Preservation and Conservation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the PAC FAQ?

We've asked our PAC Centres to identify key topics in the field of preservation and conservation - topics on which they often receive questions. Each question is answered with an explanation, best practice advice, and steps you can take to tackle preservation and conservation issues. 

Is this tool for me? 

  • Do you have a questions about a specific topic in the field of preservation and conservation? 
  • Are you trying to expand your general knowledge of preservation and conservation practices? 

This is a good place to start! 

How do I use it? 

You can explore the PAC FAQ by topic, or by individual PAC Centre.

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Last update: 13 May 2020