There are a number of websites which provide basic and advanced guides to help you keep your books in their best condition.

A small selection of these are include:

  • Preserving archival volumes: this webpage from the National Archives of Australia (NAA) contains information on preserving various styles of bound books.
  • Conservation guides: this State Library of Victoria page provides a series of useful guides to preserving books in your private collection.
  • Caring for your collections: the State Library of Queensland provides a series of guides for individuals and libraries on caring and preserving your collections.

If you want to get your book restored, you can find contact details, or business listings, for book or art restorers in the Yellow Pages. Try searching for the business types: Art Restoration & Conservation, and Archival & Preservation Products & Services.

Watch a time lapse video of the conservation work done to the dust jacket of a Mary Poppins book ahead of it being exhibited. 

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