Our Work

Fighting (and winning!) the war against time
Preserving priceless items in the Boston Public Library Special Collections requires researching, cataloging, repairing, stabilizing, rebinding, digitizing, and more. Without it, important manuscripts, books, musical scores, artwork, posters, historical items and more wouldn’t be available for future generations to see, study, and enjoy. Here are just some of the many items that we’ve helped save—and made available to the world.
  • M.C. Escher Prints and Drawings
    View Our Featured Project
    The Boston Public Library has almost 90 prints and drawings by Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), better known as M. C. Escher. The Dutch draftsman and printmaker was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

More Projects

We are in the process of populating this gallery. Check back regularly to see more completed preservation projects.