Conservation and Preservation

Conservation staff of Cambridge University Library working on the Lewis-Gibson Genizah Collection (Cambridge University Library)

Support is available for the conservation and/or preservation of all forms of archival and library materials of relevance to Jewish history. Projects can focus on the long-term protection and preservation of specific collections and/or the conservation (treatment and repair) of specific items. Within this category, preservation projects focused on providing the proper protective storage for any kind of archival and library materials are welcome. Therefore, applicants can apply for funding for the purchase and installation of the necessary storage materials, including acid-free protective folders, envelopes, boxes and other containers, as well as cabinets, shelving, or other necessary storage furnishings. Applications for temperature and humidity controls, fire protection and security systems will also be considered. Digitisation projects will also be considered—provided the application clearly explains the purpose for digitisation.

For more information please read the notes of guidance and a sample of the application form can also be viewed.

The Application round is open from 16th January 2020 to 13th March 2020.