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Conservation Collection

A guide to accessing the library's approximately 65,000 titles that emphasize conservation, management, and protection of cultural property from paintings to architecture.

Scope of Collections

The Conservation Collection, with its emphasis on conservation, management, and protection of cultural property, both movable (held by museums or libraries) and immovable (architecture, cultural heritage sites), complements the general and special collections of the Research Library that focus on the history of the visual arts, architecture, archaeology, and the humanities. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of conservation, the Conservation Collection includes research resources ranging from the pure and applied sciences, such as chemistry and materials science, to humanities-based disciplines, such as history and archaeology.

To read more about the nature of the Conservation Collection, consult the Collection Development Policy for the Conservation Collection (PDF, 215KB, updated 2019).