Otto G. Richter Library’s Conservation Laboratory

With some of the richest and deepest research collections in South Florida, UM’s Otto G. Richter Library is home to many rare and irreplaceable items that are critical to advancing scholarship. Access to these collections is paramount to the research and learning process for students and scholars. Moreover, the preservation of these donations is imperative to securing the cultural heritage of South Florida and the Caribbean. The UM Libraries Conservation Laboratory allows highly trained professionals to treat fragile documents, books, maps, and photographs using a state-of-the-art facility. This is where science and art combine to ensure that special collections receive the highest level of care; making materials accessible to students and scholars. Investing in preservation affirms the UM Libraries’ commitment to the long-term care of the special collections, material donations, and exhibitions. The Conservation Laboratory presents an extraordinary naming opportunity for those looking to continue advancing future scholars through the conservation of the past. View the video to learn more about the Conservation Laboratory.

To look at some of the images from the Inaugural Conservation Lab event, March 31, 2012, please click here

University of Miami Libraries Conservation Lab from UM Libraries on Vimeo.