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Library and Archive Conservation

Library and Archive Conservation Projects

Without conservation of the collection, future generations will not be able to enjoy studying the books and documents we have today. Some of these recent conservation projects are listed below.

Essential repairs to the Library

In 2020 we were awarded funding to carry out essential repairs to our medieval Library, thanks to the government's Culture Recovery Fund. Read more about the project and funding here.

Cleaning and repairing 2,000 historical documents

In 2018-2020 there is a project to clean and repair some 2000 medieval and early modern documents, two monastic registers, and create a new royal charter chest with 18 royal charters on display was funded by the Foyle Foundation, The Kildare Trust, and two private benefactors.

Protecting historic bibles and manuscripts

We have been able to provide protection for a collection of 18th and 19th Century Bibles and Books of Common Prayer.

As a result of grants from a Charitable Trust and a bequest it has been possible to continue a programme of repairs and improved conservation of several of the cathedral's medieval monastic registers and some medieval manuscripts.

Construction of the Conservation Store Room

Grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of Worcester Cathedral in 2004 funded the construction of a Conservation Store Room for the medieval manuscripts and medieval archives of Worcester cathedral priory, and for a cataloguer to put the Music Collection and Victorian Correspondence catalogues of the Dean and Chapter onto Access databases.