Conservation Conservation

Collection care at The Mitchell means caring for a wide variety of formats. This includes maps, plans, parchments, vellums, manuscripts, scrolls, photographs, glass plates, lantern slides, film, magnetic media, paintings, watercolours, wax seals and even some materials that have not yet been identified. Not forgetting books, which range from current paperbacks to some of the earliest examples of Scottish bookbinding and from miniature books to double elephant folio volumes.

Adopt a book Adopt a book

Help preserve our collections for just £25 and ensure their accessibility for our present and future readers. To adopt a book,  all you need to do is download a form or contact the Development Team on 0141 276 9515.  You, or the recipient, will receive a specially designed certificate, email updates on conservation and preservation work at The Mitchell and have your donation recognised online. Money raised through ‘Adopt a book' will support the work carried out by the conservation team at The Mitchell.


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