Preservation and Conservation
Explore our work and help preserve a legacy.
Forever is a very long time. The Ransom Center's exceptional collections require ongoing preservation management to ensure that they remain available for study and enjoyment long into the future. The Center's Preservation and Conservation Division, comprised of a team of conservators and preservation technicians, has primary responsibility for policies and practices in the areas of preventive care, conservation treatment, research, and education.
Treatment of the Center's diverse holdings requires an in-depth understanding of many types of material, a broad range of scientific and technical skills, and, at times, the development of unique processes. Although each of the Center's five conservators and three technicians is skilled in a particular specialty such as book, paper, or photograph conservation, fabrication of special enclosures, integrated pest management, or monitoring of building environments, all are equally engaged with preservation, exhibition, storage, and access for the full range of objects in the collections.
Find out how to support the ongoing conservation and preservation efforts of the Center.
Preservation and Conservation Division