Reading the Book: How Preservation Impacts Interpretation
Presented by Intermuseum Conservation Association
Hosted by the Friends of the Oberlin College Library
September 7, 2007 | 9AM-5PM
Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH
This FREE one-day symposium will feature four scholars presenting a broad historical overview of the evolution of the book as an object, with a nod to how the physicality of the book (and actions such as conservation) can impact its use as an historical/literary tool. RSVPs to Nicole Hayes at 216.658.8700 or email@example.com are requested but not required.
Dr. Erik Inglis, Oberlin College, Making and Meaning in Late Medieval Illustrated Books: Two Case Studies in the International Marketing of Books of Hours
Dr. Cathleen Baker, University of Michigan, Nineteenth-Century Publishers' Bindings: Reflections of the Industrial Revolution
Dr. Randy Silverman, University of Utah, Jackets Recommended: The Case for Preserving Dust Jackets in Research Libraries
Dr. Anne Trubek, Oberlin College, A Short History of New Writing Technologies, from Plato to MySpace
Exact campus location will be posted to the ICA website as it becomes available. http://www.ica-artconservation.org/education/current.htm
Founded in 1952, the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) is the nation’s oldest non-profit regional fine art conservation center. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the ICA serves the general public and a broad membership of arts and cultural institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and corporate and private collectors. The center provides a range of conservation and preservation treatments for materials including paintings, murals, works on paper such as photographs and books, objects of all media, outdoor sculpture, monuments, and textiles. The organization received its 501(c)(3) status in 1954, and remains the only non-profit art conservation treatment and education facility in the lower Midwest.
Keywords: books, preservation, conservation
Posted: July 11, 2007
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