The Mission undertakes basic conservation and reorganization of manuscript collections of individuals and institutions upon request. The Mission provides the expertise and also bears all the costs for the exercise. Some collections where the Mission provided conservation support are-
       

      Name of the institution

      No. of manuscripts conserved

      Iqbal Library, Srinagar 1000

      Languages Department of Punjab, Bhasha Bhavan, Patiala

      600

      Musafir Memorial Central State Library, Patiala

      300

      Personal Collection of Shri Pritam Singh, Patiala

      1500

      Haryana Prantiya Puratattva Sangrahalaya, Jhajjar

      800

      Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

      9000

      Personal collection of Shri Shyam Sunder Shukla, Varanasi

      12
       

      These conservation services are mainly preventive in nature. The manuscripts are treated in the repositories itself and the storage is reorganized to ensure their maintenance. However, manuscripts requiring curative treatment may be taken to a local Manuscript Conservation Centre (MCC) or to the Mission's laboratory at New Delhi, only with permission of the respective authorities.