John J. Burns Library Exhibit

Title of exhibit:  Fine Specimens of the Bibliopegistic Art: Bookbindings from the Burns Library Collections. Curators: David Richtmyer, John J. Burns Library Rare Books Librarian & Senior Cataloger, and Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator, with guest curator Mark Esser, former Book Conservator.
 
Brief description: Over twenty finely bound books from the Burns Library’s rare book collection are on display in the Irish Room and the O’Brien Fine Print Room from September 3rd through October 31st, 2012 as part of the exhibition, Fine Specimens of the Bibliopegistic Art: Bookbindings from the Burns Library Collections.

In a complementary event, the Burns Library conservator Barbara Adams Hebard will give a presentation about bookbinding design and structure.

 
Location: Exhibit in the Irish Room and the O’Brien Fine Print Room. Presentation in the O’Brien Fine Print Room, Burns Library, Bapst Building
 
Event sponsor: Boston College Libraries
 
Admission cost: free, but presentation has limited space, please RSVP to attend the presentation
 
Contact person (for public info): Barbara Adams Hebard
 
Contact email address: barbara.hebard@bc.edu
 
Contact phone: 617 552-8847
 
Dates of exhibit: September 3rd through October 31st, 2012, check Burns website for hours, http://www.bc.edu//libraries/collections/burns.html
 
Date of event (presentation): October 18, 2012
Time (presentation): 4:00-4:30pm
Location: O’Brien Fine Print Room, Burns Library, Bapst building
 
Topic of interest to: BC studio art and history students, faculty, scholars studying the history of the book, and the general public.

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