As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public until further notice. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Conservation

The American Philosophical Society Conservation Department preserves the legacy of the past so it can speak to the future.

The Conservation Department provides complete collection care for all books, manuscripts, photographs, and works on paper and parchment held by the APS.

This is done through the work of professionally trained conservators who have a broad range of knowledge in history, art, and science.

Conservation lab