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Subject: Seminar on sewing structures and endbands

Seminar on sewing structures and endbands

From: Karen Osborne <kosborne>
Date: Monday, November 15, 1999
One-day seminar on observing, recording, and understanding

    The  Sewing Structures and Endbands of Early Printed Books
    Gryphon Associates
    National Library of Canada,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    February 05, 2000

This course will first look at the history of sewing structures and
endbands from the late fifteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth
century.  Many different types of structure will be examined and
their importance to a proper understanding of the history of the
booktrade will be explored.  The course will then examine various
methods of recording sewing structures and endbands, including
photographs, diagrams and a computer database. The instructor,
Nicholas Pickwoad trained with Robert Powell and established a book
conservation practice in Norfolk, England in 1977.  He became the
advisor on book conservation to the National Trust, England in 1983.
Highlights of his career include: consultant to the Parker Library,
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1993); member of the committee
for the Institute of Paper Conservation (1977-88); editor of the
Paper Conservator (1984-1989); lecturer at he Rare Book School, USA
(from 1985); Fellow of the I.I.C. in 1988; Rosenbach Fellow at
University of Pennsylvania (1989); Professor Columbia University
(1990-92); Chief Conservator, Harvard University Library (1992-95);
Research Fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttel (1996)
and Visiting Professor at the London Institute in 1998.  In 1999 he
was reappointed advisor on book conservation to the National
Trust.Location and Date

The one-day seminar will be held in  the auditorium of the National
Library of Canada  which is located at 395 Wellington Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The date of the seminar is February 05,
2000. Friday evening, February 04, 2000, Nicholas Pickwoad will give
a free lecture titled "Getting Started: Preparing the World's Oldest
Library for Another Millennium."  He will describe some of the books
and the current conservation program at the Library of the Monastery
of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. This program was undertaken by the
St. Catherine's Foundation of London and New York, working through
the London Institute, to which the lecturer is the conservation
consultant. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in room 156 of
the National Library at 395 Wellington Street.

The registration fee for this workshop is $160.00.  Lunch, coffee
and tea breaks will be catered.  To register, please complete the
following form and mail to "Sewing Structures and Endbands Seminar,"
Gryphon Associates, 140 Royalton Private, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
K1V 9S3.  Please pay by cheque made payable to Gryphon Associates.
The  final deadline for registration is January 15, 1999.  No
prerequisite education or experience is required although  some
knowledge of book structures would be an asset.  For further
information contact Gryphon Associates at te:613-523-5433 or fax:
(613) 526-4176.  This workshop will be offered in English only.

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Received on Monday, 15 November, 1999

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