Library and Archive Conservation
Conservation is a very important ongoing†matter for†all historic libraries and archives.†WIthout conservation of the collections 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 in detail but others have included†the conservation and rehousing of the Worcester Medieval music fragments, and the repair of a medieval register from the late fifteenth century both of which†were made possible by private benefactors.
Some of the Recent Major Conservation Projects
- 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 a grant 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.
Worcester Cathedral has benefited from grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of Worcester Cathedral. They helped to fund 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.
Worcester Cathedral's Royal Charters
The Friends of Worcester Cathedral have also funded the preservation of five of the cathedral's largest Royal Charters, which are now on display in the library. They are from the reigns of Richard II, Henry VIII, Edward VI, and William and Mary.†This project took some two years to complete.†
Adopt A Book
If you would like to support the work of the library you can adopt a book in memory of someone, or on behalf of somebody's birthday, or Christening. Details will be sent to you if you complete the Adoption†Form (just click the link and fill in the form).
The scheme starts from as little as £25, and each sponsor will receive a card, and their names entered into a book of donors in the library.