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The Preservation and Conservation Department provide in-house training on preventive conservation and collection care. It also coordinates practical training for conservators and collection managers in a range of topics such as Wet Book Salvage, and Photographic Identification.


The Library of Trinity College Dublin has provided internships for conservators for the past two decades, with participants from all over the world benefiting from the expertise provided by the Department. Since 2008 the Library has been able to offer fully funded internships in partnership with the Heritage Council of Ireland.

Heritage Council Internships

The Heritage Council of Ireland provides annual funds for Conservation Internships and Work Placements, as part of the Council's commitment to the promotion of best practice for conservation across Ireland. The Library has participated in the programme since 2008, joint-funding internships for graduates of conservation courses.

Training Courses

For information on how to become a Conservator please see the following websites: