Preservation activities at Richelieu Library consist of:
- restoration workshops
- a reproduction workshop
- a laboratory
- training activities (emergency plan)
Due to the current renovation work at Richelieu Library, restoration and reproduction workshops are temporarily moved to the François-Mitterrand Library.
The Restoration section, based at the Richelieu Library, is responsible for BnF’s restoration activities. It currently consists of:
- workshops tasked with restoring ancient and modern bound documents, printed materials and manuscripts on all types of media and materials (5th to 20th centuries)
- and a reproduction workshop responsible for creating digital or microfilm backups of the site’s valuable documents, often after they have been restored.
The reproduction workshop
The reproduction workshop is involved in programs to create digital backups (permanent digital images) of BnF’s prestigious collections: daguerreotypes, glass plates, painted manuscripts, drawings, engravings, and old maps and plans.