Conservation and restorationOnline course

Preservation of books and documents

Estimated time
35 hours

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The online course with certificate Preservation of books and documents systematizes the ways of identifying the pathologies, knowing the precautions to be taken, the methods and procedures to be applied, the prevention techniques and the ways to minimize the damage, carrying out paper repairs.

Books and documents are part of our heritage and are especially important to us on a personal level, as they can contain invaluable memories.

How can we keep our documents and books in good condition for many long years?


The Preservation of books and documents course fee includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the program
  • Downloadable texts
  • Explanatory videos
  • Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
  • Certificate.

In the Preservation of books and documents online course you will learn

At the end of the Preservation of books and documents online course, participants will be able to:

  • know materials, supports and constituent elements of books and documents
  • identify the main pathologies in documents and books and their causes
  • maintenance operations and repairs on documents and books
  • know the methods for the preservation of documents and books

The course is accompanied by detailed instructions and tutorial videos of all interventions.

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Who should take this Course? 

This course is intended for all those who have books and graphic documents (archives, libraries, booksellers, collectors) in their custody or for all those who wish to preserve their own books and documents.

No access requirements


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued . Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.



The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The Preservation of books and documents course is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence.

However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

You can consult here the Rules of Operation of Online Courses

How it works


Access 24 / 24 hours

Immediate start. Access every day, 24 hours a day to all content.

Learn whenever you want!


From any device

Optimized for mobile devices. You just need an internet connection.

Learn anyplace you want!


For unlimited time

There is no time limit to complete your course. And you can access it whenever you want and as many times as you want.

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The course price includes the evaluation and Certificate.

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Course structure


Geraldine Garcia

With a degree in Archeology and a Masters degree in Museology by the University of Porto, she specialized in Preventive Conservation. Throughout her academic and professional career, she had the opportunity to join English Heritage’s Collection Conservation Team (London) and collaborate with the Direção Regional de Cultura do Centro and the University of Coimbra.

Diana Bencatel

She holds a degree in Archeology and a Masters in Museology by the University of Porto, specializing in Preventive Conservation. She has worked in several cultural institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Porto’s District Archives, the Ceramics Museum and the Auto Sueco Museum.


Overall course evaluation – 4,5

(scale 1 – 5)

What students say about the course

English Preservation of books and documents

Critical analysis and opportunities for improvement

Although the results obtained are very good, some opportunities for improvement were detected from the comments.

Some comments mentioned that the platform’s usability and navigation in the various lessons could be improved. The website and platform have been reformulated in order to provide greater comfort and ease of access.

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