The Institute is dedicated to the long-term preservation of its library and museum collections for the enjoyment of generations to come. We call upon the services of top conservators in their fields for projects that range from books and manuscripts to paintings and metalwork. The goal of this conservation work is to stabilize the collection items and return them as much as possible to their original condition and appearance, so they may continue to be made accessible for research, exhibition and other purposes. Read more about some of the Institute’s major conservation projects below.