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Bibliotheque Nationale de France - Centre technique/ French National Library - Technical centre

Years after years, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France has developped techniques dedicated to his primary mission of book conservation. To the traditional curative conservation and bookbinding activities, new activities were added concerning preventive conservation, training of personal, digitisation and research. The BNF Technical Centre permits a true scientific approach due to development of analytical techniques, studies of material aging and alteration conditions.

The Centre consists in two different sections:

1 - Microbiology & environment

Mcrobiological analysis of contaminated books

Sanitary expertise of storage rooms, and also of gifts and bequests

Insects identification

Indoor climate monitoring

Ethylen oxide desinfection

2 - Chemistry

Chemical analysis of the materials and their alteration products

Mechanical tests

Aging tests (light, temperature, relative humidity)

Web Address http://www.bnf.fr/fr/professionnels/conservation_a_la_bnf/i.conservation_bnf_laboratoire/s.conservation_bnf_laboratoire_presentation.html?first_Rub=nonwww.bnf.fr/
Postal Address 14 avenue Gutemberg

77607 BUSSY SAINT-GEORGES CEDEX 03 France

Phone 33(0)1 53 79 38 36
Contact stephane.bouvet@bnf.fr
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Website Languages French

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