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Subject: Lecture on Islamic paper

Lecture on Islamic paper

From: Joanna Wolton <jw>
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Islamic Paper
Speaker: Helen Loveday, private conservator

Meeting Room 4
British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB.
Tuesday 25 April 2006 (Evening lecture)

The Conference Centre is on the right of the piazza after entering
through the main gate, and before the main entrance to the British
Library. Meeting Room 4 is on the first floor - there are stairs and
a small lift.

Nearest Tubes : Euston, Kings Cross.

Cost: UKP6 (students UKP3, with card) - correct money at the door

Helen Loveday is a London based private conservator specialising in
the conservation and preservation of Islamic manuscripts and works
of art.  Over the last ten years, she has carried out a systematic
analysis of over 2,000 dated paper samples found in manuscripts from
the middle east, north Africa, Persia, Central Asia and Islamic
Spain, and dating from the 12th to the 19th century. She has found
that, although it is difficult to apply an exact chronology to
changes of materials and techniques, trends in papermaking practice
can be identified, and it is possible to identify characteristics of
paper from a given century and geographical region. Used alongside
other corroborative details, it is possible to assign a date and a
place of manufacture to hitherto unclassified papers.  The lecture
places this research into an historical context, by giving an
overview of the development of papermaking by hand in the Islamic
world, and examining the impact and spread of the craft throughout
Persia and the Middle East.

For those who would like to meet afterwards for a drink we are
suggesting gathering at a very convenient pub called The Euston
Flyer, 83-87 Euston Road.It is directly opposite the front entrance
to the British Library.This part of the evening will not be
organised by The Book and Paper Group !

For further information on this lecture and other Icon Book and
Paper Group Lectures please contact Joanna Payne
<jw [at] joannapayne__com>. She would also be interested to hear from
speakers who might have a subject that would interest our members,
also ideas and venues for workshops.

Joanna Payne
+44 20 8747 5047
Fax: +44 20 8994 5020

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:35
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Received on Tuesday, 31 January, 2006

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