The department of conservation and preservation was established in 1975 by John Dean.  It continues its original mission to serve the conservation and preservation needs of the Sheridan Libraries and Museums collections and provide intermediate and advanced training for bench conservators.  The Department is divided into three functional units: Preservation Services, Conservation Services and Heritage Science for Conservation.


Conservation Services

Located on C Level of the Brody Learning Commons this unit has primary responsibility for treatment intervention in order to stabilize and/or correct a wide range of damage that may result from inherent degradation or damage associated with material aging and wear.

Preservation Services

Located on B Level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library this unit has responsibility for collection assessment, preventative maintenance, environmental monitoring, disaster planning and recovery, and commercial binding.

Heritage Science for Conservation (HSC)

Also housed on C Level of the Brody Learning Commons, Heritage Science for Conservation shares a five room suite of laboratories with conservation services.   Fully equipped to conduct a variety of analytical and physical testing, HSC conducts research on useful materials, products, or deliverables for bench conservators.