UT Campus Conservation Initiative
Preserving rare book, paper, and photography collections.
Realizing a bold vision for the future. The University of Texas at Austin has long been one of the world's distinguished collecting universities. Since it was founded 138 years ago, millions of objects that tell the story of the human experience have been collected by cultural organizations across campus, including the Harry Ransom Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Briscoe Center for American History, and a number of UT's special collection libraries.
The Ransom Center is spearheading a campus collaboration among conservators, curators, historians, artists, and scientists that promises to deepen scholarly and public insight into the cultural works housed at UT Austin. Through this initiative, we will realize the bold vision of preserving the lives of objects that tell unique stories of personal journeys, creative triumphs and struggles, global innovation, and critical moments in human history.