About this Exhibit
Conserving and Preserving Our Collections
WITH OVER 27,000 PRE-1900 BOOKS, the official records of the College, and the private papers of illustrious figures in our special collections, the John M. Kelly Library has the responsibility to ensure their continued accessibility and use. With this in mind, the Library developed and built the Conservation Studio to preserve and conserve our collections. The opening exhibit in 2017 focused on materials housed in the Kelly Library and explored conservation methods that would ensure the longevity of these materials.
- February 28 to June 30, 2017
- Jessica Barr
- Sheila Eaton
Read about the Conservation Studio
New studio at St. Michael’s College is conserving pages of history, By Evan Boudreau, The Catholic Register, March 16, 2017
Maintaining and Preserving our Collections
Supporting Learning and Teaching
The bright and spacious Conservation Studio serves as an experiential learning centre for St. Michael’s College students. Students learn about bookbinding and participated in sewing the chapbooks for the Cumhdach imprint. The Kelly Library also hosts conservation-related lectures and tours for students, alumni and guests.