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Students, staff and the community members regularly contact University at Albany Libraries' Preservation Department to obtain information on preservation, conservation and book arts topics, including professional organizations, training opportunities, and sources for materials.

Two comprehensive online sources are The Book Arts Web, which offers tutorials, bibliographies, exhibitions, and study opportunities, and Conservation OnLine, which presents a full-text library of conservation information.

Additional pages offer details and contacts for specific topics.

As always, we welcome further inquiries, and are happy to discuss the information listed on these pages.

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Preservation department at work

New York University (IFA)
"...a graduate program within New York University for the study of the technology and conservation of works of art and historic artifacts."

Queens University
"...Queen's University offers the only Master of Art Conservation program in Canada. Students specialize in the conservation of paintings, artifacts or paper objects or carry out research in conservation science."

Buffalo State College
"...the competitive three-year graduate program trains conservators of fine art and material cultural heritage."

University of Delaware/Winterthur 
"...The University of Delaware Art Conservation Department offers preservation degrees at the undergraduate, Master's, and PhD levels. It also currently offers a pilot cooperative program in Library and Archives Conservation with Simmons College and the Library of Congress."