Apply Now for Summer Internship in Conservation

The U.Va. Library Preservation Services Department will be offering its fifth summer conservation internship. This six-week internship will focus on the conservation treatment of the diary of John B. Minor, who was a law professor at U.Va. from 1845-1895. His rigorous legal mind provides an unvarnished look at University life, particularly during high profile times […]

Preservation Services Around Town: Home Movie Day on the Downtown Mall

Preservation Services was once again involved with Home Movie Day, a worldwide celebration of home movies and amateur film. Home Movie Day is always an excellent event, combining preservation advocacy work with a fun chance to see other folks’ family films, safely projected! This year we hosted a screening in collaboration with Piedmont Council for […]

Preservation’s Audiovisual Conservator Wins Grant to Reformat Film of U.Va. Artist and Professor Charles Smith

Audiovisual Conservator Steven Villereal has secured a $5,000 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve and digitize a film of U.Va. Professor Charles Smith in the process of creating block paintings. Smith was the first chair of the McIntire Department of Art and was known for his woodcuts and block prints. The film […]

See Preservation’s Everyday Exotica on Twitter

Follow Preservation Services on twitter for a glimpse into the variety of work we do. Recent tweets include pictures of hand-marbled endsheets and a fascinating map of New York’s Central Park. We also retweet the latest knowledge from the world of preservation. Follow UVa Lib Preservation (@UVaLibPreserve)  

Donor Generosity Leads Preservation Efforts

Preservation Services gladly accepts unrestricted gifts to support the costly efforts to preserve the University of Virginia Library’s collections. Your generosity helps conserve items such as rare maps, 1950s audio recordings of William Faulkner, and our heavily used general circulating collections. Your gift of any amount is important. You may give online (in the special […]

Preservation Services on Flickr

View photos of Preservation Services’s latest and greatest projects, such as film strip stills of Charlottesville and the University in 1939 from the Ralph Feil collection, videos and images from the mid-twentieth century civil rights era via the WSLS-TV news film collection, rehousing  Holsinger glass plate negatives, and many other fascinating preservation activities.  

University Conservator’s Blog

Please visit the University Conservator’s blog, called At the Bench. Explore the scourge of adhesive tape, the many different skills needed by a book conservator, the conservation treatment of Andrea Palladio’s book “I qvattro libri dell’architettvra,” Robert Hooke’s “Micrographia,” and so much more.