Intended to raise awareness of the written heritage of libraries and to support conservation, reporting and enhancement actions by local authorities, the national call for projects «Written heritage of libraries» supports exemplary projects concerning the heritage collections of libraries of local authorities or their groups. The Ministry of Culture allocates a grant to promoters of such projects. 

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What is the National Call for Projects “Library Written Heritage”?

Since 2007, the national call for projects «Patrimoine écrit des bibliothèques» allows the Ministère de la Culture (Direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles and Directions régionale des affaires culturelles) to better support the action of local authorities by offering them a mechanism for co-financing the most remarkable projects.

The operations supported under the national call for projects "Written Heritage of Libraries" may concern one of the following three areas: 

  • Description of collections of manuscripts, old printed books (published before 1830), iconographic documents or local and specialized collections 
  • Preservation of heritage collections
  • Enhancement of heritage collections

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Examples of projects supported previously

A question?

If you have any questions about the National Call for Proposals “Library Written Heritage”, you are invited to contact the Media and Cultural Industries Branch (DGMIC):

Media and Cultural Industries Branch
Book and reading service
Heritage Office
01 40 15 75 81
Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Filing for the year 2024 will open on December 11, 2023.


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