Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

The IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) has one major goal: to ensure that library and archive materials, published and unpublished, in all formats, will be preserved in accessible form for as long as possible according to the following principles:

  • preservation is essential to the survival and development of culture and scholarship;
  • international cooperation is a key principle;
  • each country must accept responsibility for the preservation of its own publications.

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PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Strategic Programmes

Last update: 18 December 2017

Latest News

Tragedy of Notre Dame Underlines the Need to Focus on Prevention and Preservation

The events of 15 April at the Cathedral of Notre Dame have shaken many, not just in Paris but around the world. For those who work in the heritage field, it is particularly heart-breaking. It is also a reminder of the importance of preservation and prevention.

17 April 2019

PAC Workshop on Verdigris Hisotry and Deterioration

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Center for Arab and Middle East countries at Qatar National Library is organizing the workshop "Various Greens in Persian Paintings with Reference to Copper Green Verdigris and its Deterioration and Stabilization". The workshop will be conducted by Mandana Barkeshli.

11 April 2019

IFLA/PAC Training Course: Book Binding Preservation

The IFLA/PAC at the Qatar National Library invites all paper and book conservators and conservation technicians from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to a 5-day hands-on training 14-18 April 2019.

2 April 2019