Preservation: training

Preservation: training courses

For professionals, BnF’s training offerings in the area of preservation are based around group continuing education courses in preservation.

Domestic courses

The library offers a fundamental course entitled “Caring for library collections”, which represents the core knowledge needed for any activity in this field. It is aimed at staff responsible for preservation.

Individual courses

(Minimum length one week/maximum three months)

These are mainly advanced courses for staff and students in preservation and conservation.
Recommended acceptance criteria:

  • For courses on conservation, attendees should hold a “CAP” certificate of professional aptitude in manual binding or equivalent qualification.
  • Attendees should work for a French or foreign public library.
  • French and foreign students should have reached the end of a technical course.
  • Foreign attendees should have a good command of French.

These courses take place in BnF’s restoration workshops at the François Mitterrand Library (Site François-Mitterrand) and the Richelieu Library (Site Richelieu) in Paris, at Bussy-Saint-Georges in the Paris region, and at Sablé-sur-Sarthe in western France, as well as in the library’s scientific laboratory.

For more information on training courses

Bibliothèque nationale de France - Preservation Services Department (Département de la Conservation)
E-mail :
David Moyal Tel : 33( 0)1 53 79 48 56 / 38 42
Brigitte Deleville Tel: 33 (0)1 53 79 38 43

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


David Moyal
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