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Exhibition on conservation bookbindings by Mark Esser

From: Barbara Hebard <barbara.hebard<-a>
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014
"Commitment to Craftsmanship: Conservation Bookbindings by Mark
John J. Burns Library
Bapst Building, Boston College
October 4, 2014 - January 16, 2015


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am -5 pm
    Wednesday 9 am - 8 pm
    (check library hours for Wednesday openings)
    Saturday 10 am -2 pm
    (check library hours for Saturday openings)


    Closed: Sundays and Labor Day, September 1, 2014; Columbus Day,
    October 6, 2014; November 27-28, 2014; December 22-31, 2014;
    January 1, 2015

Mark Esser was Book Conservator in the John J. Burns Library at
Boston College from 1994 until 2008. He learned bookbinding as an
apprentice of Irish bookbinder, William Anthony, worked at the
Newberry Library, and later at the University of Iowa Library
Conservation Department. He belongs to the Guild of Book Workers and
the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic

In 1986 Mark founded the Bookbinding Program at the North Bennet
Street School in Boston, teaching the course until 1994. Mark
excelled as a teacher; his students went on to work in renowned
institutions, including: Harvard University Libraries, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Boston College, University of Delaware, the
Boston Athenaeum, the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library, the
Huntington Library, and the American Antiquarian Society.

Mark was greatly admired at Boston College for the finely crafted
bindings he created. He is known internationally as a Master
Bookbinder as well, recently receiving recognition as a
"Distinguished Winner" in the Designer Bookbinders International
Bookbinding Competition in the United Kingdom.

"Commitment to Craftsmanship: Conservation Bookbindings by Mark
Esser" forms two key highlights in Esser's career; it is the first
one-man show of his work and the first show that exclusively focuses
on the bookbindings he created in his role as Book Conservator.

Exhibition Curator:

    Barbara Adams Hebard
    barbara.hebard<-a t->bc< . >edu

Admission Cost: Free of charge

Directions to Boston College: <URL:>

Barbara Adams Hebard
Boston College
John J. Burns Library
Hebard/Bapst Building/Room 210
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3801

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