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Books preserve history

Foto eines rot-goldenen Buchcovers, rechts oben steht "Helfen Sie mit"


A donation to secure the cultural heritage


Help the Austrian National Library to preserve its important historical holdings for future generations. Your donation will make an important contribution and enable the restoration of valuable original bindings of unique manuscripts, enabling us to ensure their long-term conservation.
Please help us to preserve our common cultural heritage for the future. I thank you very much for your contribution.

Dr. Johanna Rachinger
Director General of the Austrian National Library

The Austrian National Library’s valuable historical collection of manuscripts is a true treasure. Alongside richly illuminated books with ornately decorated bindings, there are also text manuscripts with plain covers. Leather, parchment or precious textiles such as velvet and silk were used as covering. The many centuries have left traces of use on the often fragile original bindings, which are now being restored and conserved with great care – so that future generations can also leaf through our history.

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BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse AG (sort code 60.000)
Wiedner Gürtel 11
1100 Vienna
IBAN: AT38-6000-0000-9605-0710

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