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2015 Symposium on the Book
Preserving the Evidence: The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Our annual Symposium returns to the Newberry this year, as it does in all odd-numbered years. This time, the topic is “The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation,” and the speakers include Jeanne Drewes of the Library of Congress, Marcia Reed of the Getty Research Institute, and Michele Cloonan of Simmons College. A concluding panel includes Bruce McKittrick, Paul Ruxin, Scott Kellar, and Russ Maki. Saturday (April 18) is without charge and open to the public, no reservations required, though if you wish a box lunch (instead of going out to lunch) you will need to reserve.

For those who can spare time on Friday, there are two additional opportunities: an all-day bus tour will take you to see conservation in action at the Art Institute, the University of Chicago Library, and Graphic Conservation Company. The day will cost $68 and requires reservations. Then on Friday evening, there will be a social hour and dinner at the Newberry Library (including a tour of the Newberry’s conservation facilities) for $60. Reservations are required by Monday, April 13.


The Caxton Club, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Cliff Dwellers are joining forces to support the worldwide celebration of: UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, 2015. Event details (PDF)


Caxton on the Move: Iowa City, Thursday, April 30, 2015 through Saturday, May 2, 2015

See page 11 of the April 2015 Caxtonian for details.


Past events:

Nicholas A. Basbanes lecture, “On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History,” Monday, March 31, 6 pm

2014 Symposium on the Book, “Bibliography, Collections & the History of Science,” Saturday, April 26th, in Madison, Wisconsin

The 2013 Caxton Club / Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:"Outsiders: Zines, Samizdat, and Alternative Publishing,”

The 2011 Caxton Club / Newberry Library Symposium on the Book: Other People's Books: Collecting Association Copies

2009 Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:
Pillage, Punishment, and Provenance: Books as Victims of Crime

2008 Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:
Rare Books and The Common Good: American Perspectives

2007 Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:
Remodeling the Tower of Babel: The Translator's Role in a Shrinking World