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Conference on paper history

From: Serena Guerrette <serena.guerrette>
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2006
Rags to Reams
A Symposium on Paper History
April 1, 2006, 9am - 5:30pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Mr. Whatman's Mill: Papermaking
and the Art of Watercolor in Eighteenth-Century Britain, the Yale
Center for British Art is holding a symposium on the early
development of papermaking, particularly in Britain. A group of
leading historians, curators and conservators will discuss the
introduction of new technologies and materials in the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries, paying special attention to the production of
artists' papers for watercolor, drawing and printing. Those
attending the symposium will have an opportunity to tour the

Speakers include: John Krill (Winterthur Museum), Handmade Paper for
the Arts: Innovations in Georgian England, John Bidwell (The
Pierpont Morgan Library), Inspired by Whatman: Inventors and
Investors in the Papermaking Trade, Maureen Green (Independent paper
historian, UK), Papermaking in Kent: How Maidstone came to be called
the "Paper City", Chris Harrison (Papermaker, artist and paper
historian, UK), Jacob Christian Schaffer: The Unsung Pioneer of
Plant Papermaking, Theresa Fairbanks Harris (Yale Center for British
Art), Rags to Riches: Whatman's Turkey Mill, and Roy Perkinson
(Boston Museum of Fine Arts), Drawn to Blue: An Overview of Artists'
Blue Papers from the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Advance registration
is required. Please contact Serena Guerrette
<serena.guerrette [at] yale__edu>

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