A Look Back // Lectures from 2000 – 2009

Although programming occurred less often, the Chapter continued on with its efforts to share knowledge through the following lectures. All this information has been sourced from old Guild Newsletters from 2000 – 2009.

2000
– during the annual meeting at the Rhode Island School of Design, Reader’s Services Librarian, Laurie Whitehall Chong, spoke on the history of artist’s books, showing examples from the collection of over 600 pieces
– at North Bennet Street School, Per Culled, Senior Conservator at the Uppsala University Library in Sweden, gave a presentation on the fire at the Linkoping Library, in addition to a demonstration on “Paper Splitting”

2001
– during a tour at the new Berry Library at Dartmouth College, a panel discussion on Standards was given by Eric Alstrom (Dartmouth College), Mark Andersson (NBSS) and Peter Verheyen (Syracuse University) with James Reid-Cunningham as moderator
– David Lanning, from Hewit’s Tannery, discussed the longevity of leathers made for bookbinding
– Nancy Norton Tomasko, editor of The East Asian Library Journal at Princeton University, gave a talk on “Chinese Papermaking” at RISD

2002
– Christopher Clarkson gave a slide lecture on “The Kennicott Bible: a description of its illumination, box binding, and conservation problems” at the Harvard Law Library
– a lecture on “The Making of an Armenian Manuscript” was given by Sylvie Merian at the Bedford Free Public Library
– in a co-sponsored event with Masscribes, Patricia Lovett lectured on “Medieval Manuscripts to Modern Calligraphy” at the Arlington Center for the Arts

2003
– Katie MacGregor presented on papermaking where she discussed fiber and pigment formulas she had developed for making conservation papers for older books, other aspects of her process and her career in the field
– Dr. John L. Sharpe spoke on “Development of the Early Codex”

2004
– at The Club of Odd Volumes, Sam Ellenport lectured on “The Economics of Desire: The History of the Club Bindery”

2005
– Martin Frost gave a lecture at the Boston Public Library on “The Curious Art of Hidden Fore-Edge Painting”

2008
– Scott Husby, former Rare Books Conservator at Princeton University, spoke on his research into the history of incunables at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University

2009
– Tom Conroy gave a lecture
– Shanna Leino gave an artist talk at NBSS

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