APS buildings are open to staff and invited visitors. The Library is under renovation until early 2022. Virtual programs are ongoing and some in person events are resuming. Read more about the APS's COVID response and operating procedures.

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

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