Conserving the collection
The Library preserves the original material in the collections to ensure its security and accessibility for future generations. This is achieved through best-practice storage and handling, digitisation and expert conservation.
Donations to the Foundation allow the Library to invest in the highest-quality conservation facilities, providing the resources necessary to care for our valuable collection.
Examples of Foundation-funded projects that have enhanced the conservation of the collection are listed below.
New conservation laboratories
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Len Ainsworth AM, the Foundation is funding the Ainsworth Conservation Laboratories, which will enable world-class conservation of the Library’s irreplaceable collection and, with state-of-the-art equipment, meet the highest conservation standards.
It is a critical requirement for the Library to have a space that meets the requirements of our skilled conservators as they undertake preventative and restorative conservation work.