After Hours Programs

Behind the Scenes: Preservation and Conservation in the Research Library

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Field notebooks from the Central Asiatic Expedition: "Record of Fossils, Mongolia 1925", "Mongolia - 1930", "L.E. Spock Jr. Book I, Central Asiatic Expedition 1928, Geological Field Book" (AMNH image no. 7205)

The Research Library is home to some of the Museum’s best-kept secrets, including the Library Conservation Lab, repairs and preserves manuscript and printed materials. Join Library Director Tom Baione, conservator Barbara Rhodes, and Darwin Manuscripts Project Director David Kohn to learn about how some of the Museum’s most delicate collections are preserved and conserved and how technology is being used to make these unique materials accessible online.