Eine alte Überklebung auf einem Musikautograph wird durch das kontrollierte Einbringen von Feuchtigkeit angelöst und mechanisch entfernt.

Conservation at the Institute for Conservation

The Institute for Conservation is divided into two main areas: book conservation, and picture and photo conservation. The responsibilities for the respective collections or object groups are split among various conservators within these working groups.

After all, the diversity of objects in the holdings of the Austrian National Library require different approaches in terms of conservation, restoration and maintenance, depending on the type and material.

To this end, conservators specialise in certain areas already during their training and continue to do so when performing their professional activity so that they are particularly qualified for their specific material groups or methods with their broad knowledge.

State Hall

Due to an event, the State Hall will be closed from 2 p.m. on April 24, 2024.