The Conservation Department is responsible for the protection, stabilization, and repair of rare materials for in-house exhibitions as well as loans to other institutions.
The Conservation Department was founded in 1989 to support The Library's mission of preservation. In 2001, The Library was awarded a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This helped to expand the department, purchase additional equipment, and hire two conservators for a three-year period. In 2002, The Dr. Bernard Heller Foundation awarded a grant to The Library for the full conservation of one of its most treasured manuscripts, The Prato Haggadah.
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