The Chantry Library is a collection of publications, grey literature, and (some) archives concerned with historic conservation, with a strong focus on paper and book conservation. In 1999 the library was renamed after a benefaction from Mrs Beatrix Chantry in memory of her daughter, Judith Chantry. Originally it was the library of the Institute of Paper Conservation Library, which had been re-established at the Ashmolean by Judith – a conservator there and a librarian. The Oxford Conservation Consortium became the new owner of the Chantry Library in 2016 and is delighted to continue the work of maintaining a resource used by conservators, conservation scientists, librarians and archivists, students, volunteers and all those with an interest in conservation, and materiality in the study of the conservation of cultural heritage.
Supported by The Oxford Conservation Consortium