CCAHA: Rare Books Conference

The Next Chapter: Rare Books in Modern Times

This two-day program will explore the definition of the rare book within the context of its physical history and current preservation concerns. Presenters will also address ways to engage the public with rare book collections in conservation work and exhibition planning.

November 13-14, 2012.  Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts and hosted and co-sponsored by the American Philosophical Society.

Topics will include:
• Identification and description of historical bindings
• Preservation priorities and conservation issues for rare books in the digital age
• Digitization selection
• Objectives in targeting volumes for conservation treatment
• Rare book exhibition planning and interpretation

This program is intended for collections care staff responsible for photographic collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, stewards of historic house museums, and records managers.

Maria Fredericks
Drue Heinz Book Conservator, The Morgan Library & Museum

Janet Gertz
Director of Preservation and Digital Conversion Division, Columbia University Libraries

Jim Hinz
Director of Book Conservation, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Michael Inman
Curator of Rare Books, The New York Public Library

Consuela (Chela) Metzger
Conservator of Library Collections, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Julia Miller
Conservator in Private Practice

Steve Miller
Professor & Coordinator, MFA in the Book Arts Program, School of Library & Information Studies, The University of Alabama

Christine Nelson
Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts and Head of Interpretive Strategy,
The Morgan Library & Museum

Will Noel
Director, Special Collections Center, University of Pennsylvania

Eric Pumroy
Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections,
Bryn Mawr College

Program Fees:
$225 CCAHA members
$250 Non-members

More information about this program and online registration is available at


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