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The Caxton Club / The Bibliographical Society of America / The Newberry Library

2015 Symposium on the Book

Preserving the Evidence: The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago‚Ä®

Free and Open to the Public, No Reservations Required

Featuring experts in the book world addressing a broad range of ethical issues that confront collectors of books, manuscripts, maps, and other works on paper or parchment. Speakers will also outline the challenges of preserving the evidences of our past, sometimes in the face of the conflicting interests of buyers, sellers, scholarly and other readers, binders, curators and conservators.

Schedule

8:30-9:00
Coffee and Juice
9:15

Opening Comments

9:30-10:40

Session 1

Keynote speaker, Jeanne Drewes, Library of Congress: “Should It Stay or Should It Go? Critical Decisions for America's National Patrimony”

Marcia Reed, Getty Research Institute: “To Have and/or To Hold: Conservators and Curators Communicating as Long-term Partners”

10:40-10:50
Break
10:50-11:20

Session 2

Sherelyn Ogden, Minnesota Historical Society: “Cultural Heritage Preservation: Conservation at a Crossroads”

11:30-12:30
Lunch break
12:45-1:15

Session 3

Michele Cloonan, Simmons College: “Education for Preservation and Conservation”

1:20-2:45

Panel Discussion

“Ethics in the Marketplace for Books” (Bruce McKittrick, principal, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Philadelphia; Paul Ruxin, Chicago collector; Scott Kellar, Chicago book binder and conservator; Russ Maki, principal, Graphic Conservation Co., Chicago)

2:45-3:00

Closing Comments

The Caxton Club / The Bibliographical Society of America / The Newberry Library

2015 Symposium on the Book

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