Volume 14, Number 6
Events in the News
- The library binding program, "New Directions in Library Binding:
Life After 'Class A"' that was to have been held in Pittsburgh Sept.
14-15 was cancelled because not enough people signed up.
- A one-day round table discussion on "The Artist's Sketchbook:
Art or Artifact?" will be held September 22, 1990, at the Institute
of Fine Arts, New York University. Discussion leaders will include
Konstanze Backmann, Margaret Holben Ellis, Deborah Evetts, Daria
Keynan and Marjorie Shelley. Call the Conservation Center,
212/772-5849 (Fax: 212/772-5807).
- PALMCOP, South Carolina's statewide Preservation Organization,
is planning to hold its annual meeting in conjunction with two
workshops at Francis Marion College in Florence, SC, on November
8-9, 1990. A morning session will cover the unexpected staffing and
equipment problems that occurred after Hurricane Hugo. Of three
concurrent sessions in the afternoon, one will deal with insurance
matters (FEM, risk management, and coverage for public agencies with
archival holdings). The other two are workshops: hands-on practice
in disaster recovery techniques, and drawing up a disaster plan. Fee
for nonmembers: $20, plus $10 for each workshop. Anyone from
institutions in the region may attend (libraries, archives or
museums). Write Roger Hux, James A. Rogers Library, Francis Marion
College, Florence, SC 29501 (803/661-1310).
- A circulating exhibition of work of members of Meister der
Einbandkunst is being organized by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book
Artists Guild. It has been scheduled so far for four Canadian
locations, April 10 to August 2, 1991, and for the Bridwell Library
in Dallas from October 2 to December 19, 1991. For more information
call Shelagh Smith at 416/851-1071.
- "Media Save: Cinema and Television for the Protection of Our
Cultural Heritage!' is called an "international festival of the
press," and looks like it will be a Cross between a large-scale
press conference and a conservation conference. Journalists and
film-makers, conservators, art historians and friends of cultural
institutions are invited to Rome in May of 1991 by ICCROM to discuss
ways of increasing public support for efforts to safeguard the
cultural heritage: artifacts from museum, libraries and archives, as
well as buildings, monuments and archeological sites. For more
information write ICCROM; Festival Media Save; Via di San Michele,
13; I-00153 Rome; Italy (tel: 39-6/ 587.901). Languages will be
Italian, French and English.
- Conservation of Paper and Related Material" is an international
course that will be held in August and September 1991 (8-9 weeks).
It is addressed to a maximum of 15 participants: paper conservators
from cultural institutions, curators, archivists or librarians
working in the field of conservation. Scope: climatology, basic
chemistry, conservation methods, adhesives, papyrus, leather and
parchment, and a 2-week seminar in Japanese conservation methods.
$400 fee; working language English. Write ICCROM - Paper course, 13
via di San Michele, I-00153 Rome RM, Italy.
- The Institute of Paper Conservation has the
following events on its calendar for 1990-91: Nov. 9, David
Helliwell lecture on Chinese binding structures and their
conservation; March 8, Julius Grant (the noted forensic scientist);
Spring 1991, Nicholas Hadgraft, bibliography workshop; April 26 at
Oxford, a one-day meeting on "Keeping up with Large Collections,"
fee �25, preprints available to non-delegates. Write IPC, Leigh
Lodge, Leigh, Worcestershire WR6 5LB, England.