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Symposium on preserving cultural heritage

From: Whitney Pape <whitney.pape>
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Preserving Our Cultural Heritage
A Symposium sponsored by the Ohio Preservation Council and the State
Library of Ohio, featuring two slide presentations and a workshop
with Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian at the University of

Ohio Historical Center
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
Friday, September 17, 1999
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Our topics will draw on two of Mr. Silverman's areas of expertise,
disaster recovery and nineteenth century publisher's bookbindings.

Anyone responsible for preserving our cultural heritage--including
librarians, curators, conservators, and preservation staff--will
benefit from attending this symposium.  Anyone interested in the
history of books and book production is sure to be fascinated by the
history found in the bindings themselves.

Symposium Schedule

9-9:30      Registration

9:30-11     Disaster Recovery, What has it Taught US? Review of
            disaster recovery experiences in Utah, Hawaii,
            California, and Fort Collins, Colorado.

11-12:30    Judging the Book by its Cover: A History of Nineteenth
            Century Publishers' Bookbindings.  Publishers' bindings
            contain clues to the evolution of technology, the
            development of commercial art, and women's changing
            roles in the work place.  Using double slide projection,
            the visually fascinating history of publishers' bindings
            is explored, including the work of notable painters,
            architects, typographers, and the first women involved
            in graphic design.

12:30-2     Lunch break

2-3:30      Judging the Book by its Cover: The Workshop (90 minute
            open book test).  One of the joys of librarianship, and
            anyone can do it!  Learn to identify historically
            significant characteristics in publishers' bookbindings.
            Examining 30-40 books published between 1830-1910,
            workshop participants will experience the thrill of
            accurately dating publications strictly through the
            observation of physical evidence.

Registration Form
Registration Deadline:
September 9, 1999
Registration fee:
    $10 per person, OPC members
    $20 per person, nonmembers
The registration fee includes the cost of a buffet lunch.


Please send checks payable to "Ohio Preservation Council" with this
form to:

    Clara Ireland, Preservation Consultant
    State Library of Ohio
    65 S. Front St.
    Columbus, OH  43215-4163

The Ohio Historical Center is located just off of I-71 on 17th
Avenue (exit 111), about 4 miles north of downtown Columbus in
Franklin County.

Do you need a map?
To guarantee receipt of map, please register by September 1, 1999.

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