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d31c94afe21a5e639252b78f_1100x734.jpgNew York, NY — Known for exhibiting book designs by artists ranging from the Master of Catherine of Cleves to Andy Warhol, the Morgan Library & Museum will now showcase extraordinary works by New York City public school students. The month-long exhibition Inspiring and Illuminating the Classroom, on view in the lobby of the Morgan's Gilbert Court, is the culmination of the Morgan Book Project, a unique collaboration between the Morgan and NYC Department of Education. Now in its ninth year, this free and innovative program guides third to twelfth grade students as they write, illustrate, and bind their own illuminated manuscripts throughout the school year. 

On May 11, 2018, the museum will host the Morgan Book Project Awards Ceremony, honoring the 64 students whose exemplary works have been selected by jury of book professionals, artists, and school librarians. During the award ceremony in Gilder Lehrman Hall, students have the opportunity to display and celebrate their work in the presence of their teachers, principals, and families. 

By sparking interest in the book arts, NYC public school teachers and Morgan educators hope to inspire the next generation of artists, illustrators, and writers from diverse backgrounds. From October through March, students learn to apply traditional book art techniques and language arts skills to their own creative work. Throughout the process of book making, students draw upon the Morgan’s rich collection of illuminated manuscripts and learn about world history for inspiration. They also have the opportunity to make their own paint with traditional pigment sources such as malachite, saffron, insects, to adorn their work with a 22 karat gold leaf, and to use professional grade watercolor and Italian marble paper.

This year’s ceremony marks many important milestones for the program. In 2017, the Morgan became one of the first institutions to gain the status of official Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor. In the past year, it expanded its high school curriculum to reach ninth, tenth, twelfth grade students as well, increasing participation in the 17-18 school year. After modifying its resources and schedule to assist teachers of students with special needs, the Morgan Book Project has also seen the highest participation by students with diverse needs and abilities in the project’s history. More recently, the Morgan tailored the learning experiences to the vast numbers of New York City pupils of non-Western backgrounds and installed multilingual educators in Title 1 participating schools.

“The Morgan Book Project is in many ways a pillar of our arts education initiatives,” said Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum. “Students have the opportunity to not only see great works of art and literature up close, but also experience the creative process firsthand and develop their own gifts. It is wonderful to see such inspired engagement and enthusiasm for the book arts among school children, and we are proud to celebrate their accomplishments at the museum.” 

The Morgan Book Project is made possible by a generous grant from Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Image: Installation of student works at the Awards Ceremony. Photography by Emily Korn.

CHICAGO (April 25, 2016) - The International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the largest of the professional personal property organizations, will provide an 11-part, monthly webinar series on specialty collecting categories to Chubb's appointed independent agents and brokers.

Laura Doyle, North American Collections Management Specialist with Chubb, said Friday, “Chubb is thrilled to kick off a collaborative partnership with ISA through the launch of the Chubb Connoisseurship webinar series. The series will highlight the deep expertise of ISA appraisers, providing a network of resources nationally for our agents, brokers, and clients.”  

The series reflects the depth and diversity of expertise of ISA appraisers, covering a broad range of appreciable asset classes including such topics as fine wine, sterling silver, rare coins and American art. 

“ISA is extraordinarily proud to have been chosen by Chubb as the professional personal property appraisal organization to provide connoisseurship training to their networks,” commented Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg, past president of ISA and co-chairperson of the program committee.   

The Chubb Connoisseurship Series began on April 5 and will continue through the beginning of 2017. This program is a continuation of the educational collaboration exchange between the two organizations which began in 2015 with Chubb's presentation to 170 ISA appraisers on "Changing Demographics in Collecting: Covering Passion and Investment Collections." The two organizations look forward to deepening this collaboration to the benefit of their clients.

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite artists and writers to submit applications for three exciting annual programs at The Center. 


The Spring 2016 Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers will take place Wednesday-Sunday, June 1-5, 10am-4pm. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials. 

Participants will learn the basics of letterpress printing, both traditional typesetting and options with new technology, by collaboratively printing a small edition of broadsides or other projects. This workshop is most suitable for those with little to no previous letterpress experience. Participants will also hear lectures from various professionals in the field, including printers, fine press publishers, book artists, and dealers, and receive a practical overview of letterpress printing and small press publishing. Past speakers have included Maddy Rosenberg of Central Booking; Robbin Silverberg of Dobbin Mill Books; Kyle Schlesinger of Cuneiform Press, and Roni Gross of Z'roah Press, among others. 

Each seminar will be offered to a maximum of eight students. Writers from culturally diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Workshops and programs at The Center are open to applicants 18 years or older. Applications cannot be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (September 2015-May 2016.)

For more information and to apply visit:

Application Postmark Deadline is May 1, 2016.


The 2016 Artist Members exhibition titled Senses[LESS]: Perceptual Explorations, organized by Alexander Camlpos, Executive Director & Curator, The Center for Book Arts and Peter Schell, artist and naturalist, is open to current artist members. The deadline for receipt of entry forms and images is May 13, 2016. 

This exhibition, which will run from July 13 to September 24. 2016, will present artists' books and related works that employ one or more of the senses: hearing, smell, sight, taste, and touch. Focusing on artists' books and works that relate to the concept of book arts, the curators are equally interested in work that uses new media referring to the concept of books. Examples being included from the Center's Collection are Sophie Calle's Blind (braille book), Josely Carvalho's SHARDS (a box set of emotional fragrances), John Risseeuw's A Suite of Typographic Edibles (edible paper), Paolo Salvagione's One for Each (features 5 drawers, each having a sensory activity). 

Artist members of The Center for Book Arts are encouraged to submit works to be selected by the show's curator, and the selections will be augmented by works by non-member artists to enhance the scope of the exhibition. The Center encourages artists to submit more than one work to be reviewed. For information on artist membership at the Center, visit

To apply to the exhibition call for entries, visit:

Application deadline deadline is May 13, 2016.


The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite artists to apply for its 2016-17 Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. The Center will award two to three year-long residencies to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. Residencies run from September 2016-May 2017. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to recent graduates of degree programs in the book arts, who are committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. 

The award includes a cash stipend between $500 and $1500, plus a materials budget between $500-$750, depending on funding, and 24 hour access to the Center's printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Experienced printers and bookbinders will be available to advise the artists on issues of materials and techniques as they arise. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in the Center's gallery space and public presentation the following autumn. No travel or lodging reimbursements are available. Workshops and programs at The Center are open to applicants 18 years or older. Applications cannot be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (September 2016-May 2017.) 

For information and to apply, visit:

The deadline for receipt of entry forms and images is May 16, 2016

Please visit the Center for Book Arts website for up-to-date details:


The Center for Book Arts' Education Program strives to engage a wide audience, providing beginning students and professional artists alike with a comprehensive and technically challenging curriculum. The Center for Book Arts is housed in a 5,000 sq. foot loft space in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, conveniently located near public transit, and features a fully equipped bindery and printshop for workshops and classes. In addition to foundation coursework in letterpress printing, bookbinding, and works on paper, the Center provides structured opportunities for working artists from other media to expand their creative practice in bookmaking.

The Center's core courses provide the building blocks for studies in letterpress printing and bookbinding. Great for everyone from the serious student to those interested in getting their feet wet, these courses also act as prerequisites for further study and for renting the Center's facilities. Students who have completed Letterpress I and Printshop Renter Training are qualified to rent studio time the Center's Printshop, and students who have taken Bookbinding I may rent studio time in the Bindery.

The core class Letterpress I is featured in a video piece by The New Learning Times, an online publication produced at the EdLab at Columbia University Teachers College. Watch at

Registration is ongoing. 

Browse classes and register at, 

or call 212.481.0295.

The Center for Book Arts is located at 28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Subway: N/R to 28th Street, or F to 23rd Street.



Exploring the Codex Jan 25-Feb 1, Two Mon Nights, Elena Berriolo

The Box as Stage-Set Feb 20-21, Sat & Sun, Barbara Mauriello

Tunnel Books Feb 27-28, Sat & Sun, Maria Pisano

Long and Link Stitch Books Mar 5-6, Sat & Sun, Susan Mills

Round Boxes Mar 12-13, Sat & Sun, Biruta Auna

Japanese Binding Mar 19-20, Sat & Sun, Yukari Hayashida

Tacket Binding Apr 16-17, Sat & Sun, Barbara Mauriello


Core classes must be taken in succession, i.e. Bookbinding I (A) before Bookbinding I (B) and both parts of Bookbinding I before Bookbinding II. In special cases, experience outside of the Center can count as a prerequisite.

Bookbinding I (A+B) Feb 11-15, Thurs-Mon (Pres. Day), Nancy Loeber

Bookbinding I (A): Soft Cover Books

Section I - Feb 5-7, Fri-Sun, Celine Lombardi.

Section II - Mar 1-29, Five Tues Nights, Celine Lombardi

Bookbinding I (B): Hard Cover Books

Section I - Apr 19-May 17, Five Tues Nights, Celine Lombardi

Section II - TBA

Bookbinding II (A): InBoards Leather Binding Mar 3-31, Five Thurs Nights, Celine Lombardi

Bookbinding II (B): Laced-In Leather Binding Apr 21-May 19, Five Thurs Nights, Celine Lombardi

Bookbinding IV (A): Historical Binding - Ethiopian and Coptic April 1-3, Fri-Sun, Susan Mills


Printshop Renter Training Jan 20, Wed, Roni Gross

Miniature Relief Prints Mar 3-24, Four Thurs Nights, Randolph Huebsch

Type as Topography Mar 5-6, Sat & Sun, Macy Chadwick

Ex Libris Letterpress Mar 11-13, Fri-Sun, Roni Gross

Mica and Linoleum Mar 19-20, Sat & Sun, Barbara Henry

Print to Book: Collagraph Mar 30-Apr 3, Wed-Sun, Maria Pisano


Core classes must be taken in succession, i.e. Letterpress I (A) before Letterpress I (B) and both parts of Letterpress I before Letterpress II. In special cases, experience outside of the Center can count as a prerequisite.

Letterpress I (A+B) Jan 14-18, Thurs-Mon (MLK Day), Roni Gross

Letterpress I (A) Hand Typesetting Basics

Section I - Jan 26-Feb 23, Five Tues Nights, Rich O'Russa

Section II - Feb 5-7, Fri-Sun, Roni Gross

Letterpress I (B)

Section I: Broadsides - Mar 1-29, Five Tues Nights, Rich O'Russa

Section II: Ex Libris Letterpress - Mar 11-13, Fri-Sun, Roni Gross

Letterpress II (A) Instant Polymer - Feb 13-15, Sat-Mon (Pres. Day), Amber McMillan

Letterpress II (B) Professional Polymer - Feb 20, 27 & 28, Sat + Sat & Sun, Amber McMillan

Registration is ongoing. 

Browse classes and register at, or call 212.481.0295.


The Center for Book Arts is committed to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as an art object, while invigorating traditional artistic practices of the art of the book. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary art and literature through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting. Founded in 1974, the Center for Book Arts was the first organization of its kind in the nation.  

Chicago, IL (September 2015)—Antique dealers, art gallerists, estate sale professionals, and scholars considering adding appraising to their professional skillset should look no further than the International Society of Appraisers’ (ISA) intensive, week-long, specialized foundation survey courses held in suburban Chicago in October.  These on-site courses, held in an interactive classroom setting, promote peer collaboration while learning critical identification, evaluation, and market research skills. Taught by ISA's most experienced instructors and respected certified appraisers, ISA's coursework has earned high-praise as the "gold-standard" in training personal property appraisers.   

ISA’s Appraisal of Fine Art Course
October 19 - 25, 2015
Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
Naperville, Illinois
$1,300 ISA members / $1,585 nonmembers
Registration closes October 9

Chicago, IL (August 2015)—It's never been more convenient for those interested in a career in personal property appraising to begin their journey. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is now offering their Core Course in Appraisal Studies the gold standard of appraiser training courses through their online self-paced, on-demand, Learning Center platform.

Widely regarded as the most comprehensive methodology course for personal property appraising, the ISA Core Course is ideal for those with significant relevant experience who wish to apply their background to a prestigious new career. Candidates are typically art scholars, curators, collectors, museum staff, antique dealers, auctioneers, estate liquidators, and others involved in the professional valuation of personal property.

The School of Advanced Study, University of London is delighted to announce the launch of InScribe, the UK’s first—and freely available—online training platform for the study of medieval manuscripts, or Palaeography.

InScribe provides a set of distance learning materials suitable both for someone interested in exploring Palaeography for the first time as well as for those in need of a refresher course.

The first module to be made available introduces the basics about deciphering medieval manuscripts and provides an overview of the evolution of handwriting in the medieval period, with particular reference to the English context. It offers short clips of internationally renowned experts teaching aspects of the module. It also provides students with newly digitised images of manuscripts from Senate House Library and Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives. One of the highlights of the project is a transcription tool—developed in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities (King’s College London)—that gives students the chance to transcribe text from these digitised manuscripts.

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Interns today presented more than 130 items from 32 unique collections housed in more than 20 Library divisions. The display provides the opportunity for fellows to discuss the historic significance of the collection items they have researched, processed and—in some cases—unearthed during their 10-week internship.

Topping their list of finds was an unknown and unreleased recording session of the great blues duo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, which was found in the Universal Music Group Collection of some 200,000 historic master recordings that the Library acquired last year. Made in 1946 when the blues greats were still unknown, the recording was an audition tape for Decca Records. The duo would become nationally and internationally known in the 1950s and 1960s, during which time they recorded numerous albums, including backup on a 1959 album featuring Andy Griffith.

Also on view were rarely displayed items from the Library’s collections such as:

  • A miniature replica (1.5 x 1.5 x 1 inches) of "Manual (Psalterium) of St. Ruperti," a Medieval manuscript
  • The Venice Haggadah, 1716
  • General John G. Barnard’s "A Report on the Defenses of Washington," including maps drawn during the Civil War, 1871
  • A copyright application for Animate Toy Company’s "Bugville Games," 1916
  • Transcripts from the trial of gangster Al Capone, 1931
  • "Stories About Animals," by Leo Tolstoy, 1932
  • Newport Folk Festival posters and memorabilia from the collection of musician and writer John Cohen, 1959-1964

Now in its eighth year, the Junior Fellows Summer Internship program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory group. This year, a panel of Library curators and specialists selected 38 college students from among more than 600 applicants to participate in the program.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at

(Baltimore, Md.) - Art, jewelry and antique aficionados will not only get to see some of the world’s most extraordinary collections from more than 575 international dealers, but they'll also have the opportunity to attend lectures presented by a stellar lineup of knowledgeable and respected speakers as part of the 2012 lecture series at the 32nd Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, August 23-26, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Free and open to the public, the lectures will be headlined by industry experts such as Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art at The Walters Art Museum. Also lecturing will be exhibiting dealers including, Patricia Funt Oxman of Patricia Funt Antiques, Gerald Barkham and Steve Epstein of Your Piece of History, Katherine Houston of Katherine Houston Porcelain, as well as Paul Haig of Haig’s of Rochester.
These exhibitors are accomplished academics and renowned experts in their respective fields. They are offering their knowledge to those who are interested in the fascinating aspects of the extraordinary collections they bring to the show. Scott Diament, CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group noted, “We are thrilled to welcome The Walters Art Museum back to the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. It has always been our goal to provide an environment that fosters an understanding and appreciation of art and antiques, and we believe that the lectures that will be presented by this year’s diverse group of speakers will be greatly enjoyed by both guests and exhibitors.”
The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, featuring 575 international dealers including a 90-dealer antiquarian book fair, will take place August 23-26, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Hours are Thursday, August 23, from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and good for all four show days. For more information, please visit
The 2012 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show lecture series schedule follows:
Baltimore Convention Center - ROOM 327
Thursday, August 23
·       1:00 p.m.
Juvenile Series Books - Not Just For Kids Anymore
Lee Temares
Lee & Mikes Temares, LLC.
·       3:00 p.m.
The Clay Gardener
Katherine Houston
Katherine Houston Porcelain
Friday, August 24
·       1:00 p.m.
Collecting East Asian Lacquers
Robert Mintz, Ph.D.
Chief Curator and the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art
The Walters Art Museum
·       3:00 p.m.
Treen - Early Wooden Objects with an Emphasis on the Whimsical
Patricia Funt Oxman
Patricia Funt Antiques
Saturday, August 25
·       1:00 p.m.
Posters & Broadsides: From Advertising to Art Forms
Gerald Barkham & Steve Epstein
Your Piece of History
·       3:00 p.m.
The Vertical Art of Antique Cane World
Gary Durow
Wooden Skate Antiques
Sunday, August 26
·       1:00 p.m.
Chinese Textiles
Paul Haig
Haig’s of Rochester
·       3:00 p.m.
Masterpieces of Minton
Nick & Martine Boston
Nick & Martine Boston Antiques
A new specialization in Rare Books, and Print and Visual Culture has been approved by the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. The specialization, which will be added to the department’s existing specializations in Archival Studies, Informatics, and Library Studies, is open to students earning their Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. Nationwide, there are only 13 accredited master’s level programs that offer specialized studies in rare books, special collections, or print history.

This specialization will be enriched by courses taught by the California Rare Book School, which is based in the Department, and UCLA’s Digital Humanities program.  It will also draw upon renowned special collections in the Southern California area, including those of UCLA Library.

Johanna Drucker, Professor of Information Studies and the inaugural Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliography, says that the new specialization will “strengthen the commitment to the full continuum from manuscript, analogue, print, to digital that is one of the hallmarks of the Information Studies Department.”

GSE&IS graduate students who choose the new specialization for their course of study will have the potential to find employment with private and public institutions that focus on the preservation of print artifacts, books, written manuscripts, visual materials, and digital special collections.

Gregory Leazer, chair of the Department of Information Studies, says the new specialization in Rare Books and Print and Visual Culture complements the department’s other degree programs and MLIS specializations.

“The new program of study takes advantage of our MLIS specializations in Library Studies and Archival Studies and our MA in Moving Image Archival Studies,” he says.  “Our professional degree programs emphasize diversity in the types of collections and information environments. Our students benefit from the full variety of cultural resources in Los Angeles, from world class art and history collections, movie and music studio collections, and the special collections of major research universities, as well as unique community-based and local history collections.”

For information on the Department of Information Studies, visit the Website at

[February 28, 2012, Amherst] In November 2012, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, will kick off its 10th anniversary with a year of special events, including parties, exhibitions, festivals, professional workshops, and family activities. The Carle, which opened its doors November 22, 2002, has become a major cultural resource in its young life, drawing more than a half million visitors from around the world and engaging audiences of all ages in picture books.
“Our founders, Eric and Barbara Carle, dreamed of creating a museum that would celebrate picture books and inspire a love of art and reading,” says Alexandra Kennedy, executive director. “We’re very proud of the many ways the Museum has fulfilled that mission. In just ten years The Carle has become a vital center for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, scholars, and families — a place where important conversations about the future of art, books, and education happen every day.”
On November 10, 2012 the Museum will host its anniversary launch party, inviting back the many renowned artists who have exhibited their work in its galleries. The evening will include tours of Iconic Images: Ten Years of Collecting, the first major exhibition drawing on the Carle’s permanent collection of more than 10,000 illustrations. Guests will have a chance to view works by William Steig, Ludwig Bemelmans, Maurice Sendak, and many more. The other special exhibitions on view will be Eric Carle’s Independent Art — a look beyond his famous book illustration — and an exhibition of the work of British artist Lucy Cousins and her beloved Maisy character. Other exhibitions slated for the anniversary year include Garth Williams’s rarely viewed original drawings from Charlotte’s Web and a major exhibition of work by Mo Willems.
The night’s event will include the debut of a bronze Very Hungry Caterpillar commemorative maquette created by renowned sculptor Nancy Schön. Best known for her “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture at the Boston Public Garden, Schön is offering the maquettes for sale throughout the Museum’s anniversary year and contributing all profits to The Carle.
All events are in the planning stage and dates are subject to change.
June 9, 2012: Children’s Family Book Festival: Baseball Bonanza and press announcement for the year of anniversary events
October 2012: Educator Night with Speaker Howard Gardner, plus anniversary year
information for attending teachers and librarians
November 10, 2012: Anniversary Kick-off Party with Eric Carle and Friends, including tours of two new exhibitions, Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle and Iconic Images: 10 Years of Collecting
December 11, 2012: Some Book! Some Art!: Selected Drawings by Garth Williams for Charlotte’s Web exhibition opens
March 2013: Study Tour of the Early Childhood Centers of Pistoia, Italy with Museum Educators
March 12, 2013: Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares - Art by Latino Artists
June 8, 2013: Children’s Book Festival celebrating The Carle’s 10th anniversary and its
community of artists
June 22, 2013: Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems exhibition opens
October 2013: Educator Night
November 2013: Anniversary closing ceremony
The mission for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading in young children through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.
Eric and Barbara Carle founded the Museum in November 2002. Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Since opening, the 40,000-foot facility has served more than half a million visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren. Its extensive resources include a collection of more than 10,000 picture book illustrations, three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and educational programs for families, scholars, educators, and schoolchildren. Educational offerings include professional training for educators around the country. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Open Mondays in July and August and during MA school vacation weeks. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children under 18, and $22.50 for a family of four. For further information and directions, call 413-658-1100 or visit the Museum’s website at
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: By the Numbers
Since it’s opening, The Carle has hosted more than a half-million visitors from around the world, including 30,0000 school children.

The Museum has more than 1,500 paid members, both local and international, from Amherst to Australia.

The Carle is home to three major sculptures: Imaginary Garden by Leo Lionni, Tome by Tom Patti, and The Red Elephant by Mo Willems.

The Carle’s permanent collection includes more than 10,000 illustrations from major picture book artists, including works from William Steig, Ludwig Bemelmans, and Maurice Sendak.

Since its inception, The Carle has created more than 50 exhibitions, highlighting work by such iconic figures as Beatrix Potter, Dr. Seuss, and A.A. Milne. Many of the exhibitions have traveled throughout the U.S. as well as to Europe and Asia, providing museums everywhere the opportunity to introduce young audiences to the importance of picture book art.

Family friendly programming includes more than 300 special programs a year, including art-making classes, films, story times, book signings with artists and writers, and live theater and music performances.

Since opening, The Carle has engaged more than 5,000 teachers and librarians in workshops and lectures that encourage arts integration and early literacy.

Simmons College and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art offer four graduate programs in children's literature at The Carle: M.A. in Children's Literature, M.F.A. in Writing for Children, M.A. in Children's Literature/M.F.A. in Writing for Children, M.A. in Children's Literature/M.S. in Library Science.

The Carle opens its doors to the clients of more than 100 local agencies serving at risk families and children. In 2011 the Museum received its first National Endowment for The Arts grant, providing arts and literacy programs to second graders at a Title One school in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

The Carle proudly supports the efforts of established and up and coming artists and authors. Since opening, more than 500 of them have signed books and presented their books, art, and art-making at the Museum.

The Carle regularly collaborates with the five colleges in its region — Smith, Amherst, Mt Holyoke, Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst — through academic courses and through Museums10, a consortium of area museums including those from all five colleges. The Museum also partners with Smith College’s Department of Education and the world-renowned early childhood educators of Pistoia, Italy, to create exciting educational opportunities for teachers.
Rare Book School is pleased announce our Summer 2012 course schedule. Rare Book School (RBS) provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.

Highlights of the summer schedule include two new courses, G-55: Scholarly Editing: Principles & Practice, taught by David Vander Meulen of the University of Virginia, and L-25: Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books, taught by Joel Silver of the Lilly Library at Indiana University; two courses taught by Rare Book School’s Founding Director Terry Belanger, including I-30: Advanced Seminar in Book Illustration Processes; and the retitled H-15: The History of the Book in America: A Survey from Colonial to Modern taught by Michael Winship of the University of Texas at Austin.

*4-8 June 2012 in Charlottesville, VA*

H-30: The Printed Book in the West to 1800, Martin Antonetti

I-20: Book Illustration Processes to 1900, Terry Belanger

H-70: The History of the Book in America, c.1700-1830, James N. Green

L-30: Rare Book Cataloging, Deborah J. Leslie

L-70: XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts, David

*11-15 June 2012 in Charlottesville, VA*

H-60: The History of European & American Papermaking, Timothy Barrett &
John Bidwell

G-30: Printed Books since 1800: Description & Analysis, Tom Congalton &
Katherine Reagan

L-65: Digitizing the Historical Record, Bethany Nowviskie & Andrew Stauffer

G-45: Analytical Bibliography, Stephen Tabor

**G-55: Scholarly Editing: Principles & Practice, David Vander Meulen

*2-6 July 2012 in Charlottesville, VA*

I-30: Advanced Seminar in Book Illustration Processes, Terry Belanger

M-10: Introduction to Paleography, 800-1500, Consuelo Dutschke

L-95: Born-Digital Materials: Theory & Practice, Matthew Kirschenbaum &
Naomi Nelson

H-90: Teaching the History of the Book, Michael F. Suarez, S.J.

G-20: Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis, David Whitesell

*16-20 July 2012 in Charlottesville, VA*

H-10: The History of the Book, 200-2000, John Buchtel & Mark Dimunation

G-50: Advanced Descriptive Bibliography, Richard Noble

I-35: The Identification of Photographic Print Processes, James M. Reilly
assisted by Ryan Boatright

L-10: Special Collections Librarianship, Alice Schreyer

B-10: Introduction to the History of Bookbinding, Jan Storm van Leeuwen

*23-27 July 2012 in Charlottesville, VA*

M-20: Introduction to Western Codicology, Albert Derolez

H-40: The Printed Book in the West since 1800, Eric Holzenberg

**L-25: Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books, Joel Silver

G-10: Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description, David

H-15: The History of the Book in America: A Survey from Colonial to Modern,
Michael Winship

** indicates a new course

Details for all courses, as well as our application form, can be found on
the RBS website:
NEW YORK, January 23, 2012—Organized in conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Print/Out (February 19-May 14, 2012), the Museum will host Print Studio, an interactive space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print, from January 23 to March 9, 2012, in the Mezzanine Level of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building. The Studio offers a series of drop-in workshops, lectures, and events that emphasize accessible and sustainable models for the production and dissemination of ideas. Drawing from resources such as the Reanimation Library—a collection of discarded books acquired for their visual content—and a variety of print techniques, participants at the Studio are invited to experiment with and manipulate images and text. Led by artists and educators, activities highlight the ways in which new digital technologies incorporate traditional printing practices, re-imagining the role of print in contemporary visual culture.

The Studio will be accompanied by an original website at Each week from January 23 to March 9, the site will feature new updates including upcoming programs, guest blog posts, visitor viewpoints, and images. The site will include a calendar and schedule of workshops and events, a Flickr group for the collection of Print Studio “editions,” and videos of the 10-minute talks that will be held at Print Studio. The website launched on January 20, 2012.
Print Studio programs are free unless otherwise noted, with participation on a first-come, first-served basis limited to 25 people. The Studio will be open to all ages, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Print Studio is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Reanimation Library: Mid-Manhattan Branch at MoMA
Wednesday to Monday, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Based in Gowanus, Brooklyn, the Reanimation Library is a small, independent library open to the public where books that are outdated, discarded, and no longer in routine circulation have been given new life as a resource for artists, writers, and others. For Print Studio, the Library will be temporarily re-located at MoMA to serve as a resource for ongoing workshops and projects. Visitors to Print Studio will be allowed to use scanners, computers, and photocopiers to work with and manipulate material found within the books and to engage with these artistic materials in a unique manner.

Re-imagining Collective Task
Wednesday to Monday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. A new task is presented every two weeks.
Collective Task is an ongoing project led by the poet Robert Fitterman where individuals are invited to respond to a set of tasks that have been set by another collective of individuals. Print Studio will host a re-imagined version of Collective Task adapted for the Studio’s context, using materials available in Print Studio. Participants are encouraged to respond to the bi-weekly task through the medium of print, exploring the sustainability of ideas and materials, printmaking and multiples, and the creative possibilities that result from bringing together a new community of participants.

Ten-Minute Talks at Print Studio
Talks posted to MoMA website on January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 5
Print Studio will host a series of short talks focusing on issues related to the medium of print and the sustainability of ideas within the context of modern and contemporary art. Various MoMA staff from conservators to librarians and archivists, as well as guest artists and educators, will share their expertise, offering insight on a variety of topics and a special look behind-the-scenes at MoMA’s engagement with the medium of print and selected Print Studio projects. Each week these talks will be posted on Print Studio’s blog at

Speakers include: Librarian Andrew Beccone on the foundation of The Reanimation Library, and its mission and continued evolution; Karl Buchberg, MoMA conservator on issues of paper and print conservation; Poet Rob Fitterman on his ongoing project Collective Task and its re-imagined version for Print Studio, in conversation with Lanny Jordan Jackson, the current curator of the Collective Task project; Scott Gerson, MoMA conservator on materials and processes explored in Ellen Gallagher’s featured work Deluxe on display in MoMA’s Printin’ exhibition; Phil Sanders, master printer and director/senior curator at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop; David Senior, bibliographer at the MoMA Library and curator of the installation Millennium Magazines, in conversation with Emily Roysdon, artist featured in Millennium Magazines.

The Print Studio programs are free, but tickets are required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Cullman Desk in the Education and Research Building, beginning one hour before the first program each day. Participation is limited to 25 people. Each workshop runs for 90 minutes.

IRWIN-NSK Passport Office, New York
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 3, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Originally founded by a collective of artists, musicians, and philosophers, the NSK State in Time (Neue Slowenische Kunst) came into being in 1992 shortly after Slovenia’s independence from the Yugoslavian federation. This declaration of existence was accompanied by the issuing of passports at various temporary embassies which operated alongside NSK exhibitions and events. Led by the Slovenian artists’ collective IRWIN, Print Studio will host the IRWIN-NSK Passport Office, New York for three days and issue a limited number of passports to MoMA visitors. A concurrent series of presentations, discussions, screenings, and a culminating NSK State Citizens’ Rendezvous will offer a forum to engage the public with ideas central to the NSK State and what it means to be a citizen of this “state in time.”

NSK Rendezvous and Print Studio Inauguration
Thursday, February 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Print Studio’s opening program will begin with an NSK State Citizens Rendezvous, featuring presentations by Miran Mohar, founding member of Slovenian art collective IRWIN, and NSKNY Organizing Committee members Conor McGrady, Gediminas Gasparavicius, and Charles Lewis. After the presentations, Ana Janevski, Associate Curator of Performance, MoMA, moderates a discussion and Q&A. A reception will follow, and participants are invited to engage in Print Studio’s activities: apply for citizenship at IRWIN’s NSK Passport Office, New York, make a print using visual resources found in the Reanimation Library: Mid-Manhattan Branch, or respond to a re-imagined task from the ongoing Collective Task project adapted for Print Studio.

Digital Finger-Drawing Workshop with JORGE COLOMBO
Thursday, February 9, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.
For the past three years, artist Jorge Colombo has been making digital compositions of New York landscapes finger painted from life, on location, on his iPhone. Innovative technological tools have made it possible for creative experimentation using easily accessible digital mediums. Drawing from his own experience of making “pocket art,” Colombo leads a workshop in digital finger drawing and invites participants to explore the inventive possibilities such technologies bring to the print medium.

For these workshops, participants are encouraged to bring in their own iPad or iPhone. A limited number of iPads will be available. The Brushes painting application will be used during the workshop.

Altered Book Workshop with KATERINA LANFRANCO
Thursday, February 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:00 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop led by artist and educator Katerina Lanfranco, participants are invited to explore the formal constraints and surprising elements of the book format, and how used books can be creatively re-purposed to make art. Participants will use found materials, mixed-media collage, drawing, and transfer techniques to redesign the space, form, purpose, and meaning of an old book.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own book with a cover and pages they can imagine altering.

TRIPLE CANOPY at Print Studio
Wednesday, February 15, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Monday, February 27, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Print Studio visitors can join the editorial collective and online magazine Triple Canopy and guest artists for discussions about the nature of publication, and help create a publication derived from those discussions. The programs will examine the relationships between specific objects in MoMA’s collection and contemporary artistic practices, focusing on new forms of public discourse, knowledge production, and circulation fostered by digital technologies (all new forms of publication). Triple Canopy editors and guest artists facilitate each conversation then edit transcripts and compile related materials for an edition of Volume Number, an ongoing series published by Triple Canopy. The publication will be distributed through the concurrent MoMA exhibition Millennium Magazines, organized by David Senior, Bibliographer, and Rachael Morrison, Senior Library Assistant, MoMA Library.

Handmade Papermaking workshop with Dieu Donné Papermill
Thursday, March 1, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Visitors will be able to learn the creative possibilities inherent in hand papermaking in this introduction to contemporary papermaking workshop led by Paul Wong, Artistic Director at Dieu Donné Papermill Inc. Drawing from a project by James Siena, a featured artist in the Print/Out exhibition and the current artist-in-residence at Dieu Donné, participants create their own handmade paper and use pulp painting and stenciling techniques to make it distinctly theirs.

Artist and Publisher: Printmaking and the Collaborative Process
MoMA will host two conversations between publishers and artists featured in the exhibition Print/Out and Printin’ as they discuss their creative practice and the process of collaboration. Christophe Cherix, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books and organizer of Print/Out, moderates.

Thursday, February 16, 6:00 p.m., The Celeste Bartos Theater
Artist Ellen Gallagher in conversation with publishers at Two Palms Press.

Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 p.m., The Celeste Bartos Theater
Artists Marina Abramović in conversation with Los Angeles publisher/printmaker Jacob Samuel of Edition Jacob Samuel.

Tickets ($10, $8 members and corporate members, $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) are available online, at the information desk in the main lobby, and at the film desk after 4:00 p.m. Any remaining tickets may be picked up one hour before the start of the program at the Education and Research Building ticketing desk.

Public Information:
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019, (212) 708-9400,
Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Closed
Museum Admission: $25 adults; $18 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $14 full-time students with current I.D. Free, members and children 16 and under. (Includes admittance to Museum galleries and film programs). $22.50 adults; $16 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $12 full-time students with current I.D. No service charge for tickets ordered on Tickets purchased online may be printed out and presented at the Museum without waiting in line. (Includes admittance to Museum galleries and film programs).
Film Admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $8 full-time students with current I.D. (for admittance to film programs only)
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Amsterdam, January 13, 2012 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Libraries announced today the founding of a three year fellowship program to enable international rare books scholars to study sixteenth-eighteenth century scientific scholarship and publishing.  The program will support two scholars to work with the extensive Leiden University Special Collections and the Elsevier Heritage Collection for a period of one to three months annually. They will be invited to share their research through public lectures and publications.

The fellowship program builds on Elsevier’s recent launch of the Elsevier Heritage Collection’s online catalogue comprising over 2,000 rare books with more than 1,000 distinct titles published by the original Elzevier publishing house from 1580 to 1712. Based in the Netherlands and closely tied to Leiden University, the original company published groundbreaking work from contemporary scholars including Descartes, Huygens and Galileo. The modern publisher Elsevier, founded in 1880, was named after the original firm when as a tribute to the publishing achievements of the Elzeviers.

The Scaliger Institute will also work closely with the Elsevier Heritage Collection team to provide training and expertise on preservation, exhibitions, display techniques, cataloguing, bindings, history and provenance study. The fellowships offer a scientific publishing complement to the longstanding Scaliger Institute Brill fellowships. These focus on rare books research in the fields of Middle East, Islamic and Asian Studies, medieval and early modern history as well as religious and classical studies.

”Our collaboration falls squarely in the tradition of the Scaliger Institute,” remarked Kurt De Belder, University Librarian and Director of Leiden University Libraries. “It stimulates the study of rare books and special collections to further our understanding of the foundations of academia. The Scaliger Institute is also dedicated to public outreach and looks forward to hosting the lectures and master classes generated by studying the history of publishing and scientific scholarships.”

“The Elsevier Heritage fellowships reinforce our longstanding relationship with the University of Leiden, and builds upon the original Elzeviers’ tradition of publishing the great scientific minds of the 16th-18th century,” noted David Ruth, Senior Vice President of Global Communications, Elsevier. “Supporting scholars to study the history of scholarship and science also ensures that the Elsevier Heritage Collection can be more fully researched and made available to scholars around the world.”

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The closing date for Elsevier Heritage Fellowship is March 1st 2012. Fellowship applications will be reviewed by a special board consisting of: C. Keijsper MA (Director of the Scaliger Institute), Prof. dr. H. Beukers (President Scholarly Board), Professor Paul Hoftijzer (History of the Book, ULL) and Drs. K. van Ommen (Coordinator Scaliger Institute), David Ruth, SVP Elsevier Global Communications, and Ylann Schemm, Corporate Relations Manager. Additional information and the application form are available on the Scaliger Institute website Applications may be sent to: K. van Ommen MA,
About the Scalinger Institute, University of Leiden

Founded by Leiden University Libraries and the Faculties of Humanities on the occasion of the 425th anniversary of Leiden University in June 2000, the Scaliger Institute aims to stimulate and facilitate the use of the Special Collections of Leiden University Libraries in both teaching and research. The Institute offers favorable working conditions and expertise, organizes conferences, master classes, fellowships, special courses and lectures, including the Scaliger Lectures, given by the Scaliger professor and other prominent scholars.
The Institute is named after the learned humanist Josephus Justus Scaliger (1540-1609) who joined the newly founded Leiden University In 1593. By 1600, Scaliger had become the centre of the young university, attracting students and scholars from all over Europe including Daniel Heinsius and Hugo Grotius. Scaliger donated a substantial part of his library to the University Library and his collection continues to represent the core of the collection of Leiden University Libraries.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2012) - For those with an interest in antiques, fine arts and decorative arts and interested to become a qualified appraiser, UC Irvine Extension will host a free webinar detailing the techniques and practices of the industry and the requirements to become a professional appraiser. The free webinar, “Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts Webinar: Develop Your Career as a Professional Appraiser”, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST.

“The Appraisal Studies webinar is a convenient and informational format for those with a love for fine and decorative arts to learn how to take that drive and turn it into a profession they love,” said Kirwan Rockefeller, Ph.D., director of arts and humanities at UC Irvine Extension. “Obtaining or even furthering a career choice fueled by passion can be the driving force for success in such a competitive market when paired with a UC Irvine Extension education and the expertise of the American Society of Appraisers in the Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts Certificate Program.”
The webinar is geared toward anyone interested in beginning a new career or those already working in the fine and decorative arts field for personal enrichment. Such fields include art gallery personnel, museum docents/volunteers, art dealers, jewelers, auctioneers, estate liquidators or insurance adjusters. Attendees will receive information on how to begin a career through appraisal studies, with emphasis on how the Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts Certificate Program can help one to learn the appraising business from UC Irvine Extension’s expert instructors and partnership with the American Society of Appraisers.

The Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts Certificate Program at UC Irvine Extension is the result of a partnership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), one of the leading professional appraising organizations representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists and offers the only university-based program west of New York City in appraisal studies. The certificate program provides students with the highest quality and affordable appraisal training, courses and institutes. Taught by top-notch industry professionals of appraisal leaders, the appraisal certificate also prepares students for eventual membership in the ASA. Learning the appraising business from expert instructors enables students to gain the specialized knowledge and practical hands-on experience to competently produce appraisals for a variety of specific objectives such as insurance coverage, estate tax, damage claims, charitable contributions, sale, dissolution of marriage, equitable distribution and liquidation.

To learn more about UC Irvine Extension’s Appraisal Studies webinar and certificate program to succeed in today's competitive world of art, antiques, fine and decorative arts, please visit Kay Kohara, Program Representative can also be reached by phone or email at (949) 824-5592 or
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About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange County’s largest employer, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion. For more UCI news, visit
Rare Book School welcomes applications for its upcoming course, "The Art of
the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615-1912," which will be taught by Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leeds, visiting researcher at
Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and special assistant to the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia, British Museum. The course will take place during 3-7 October 2011 at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

"The Art of the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615-1912" focuses on the
unique style, subject matter, technique, and beauty of the illustrated woodblock printed books produced during this time period. Through daily lectures, discussions, and hands-on sessions, students will view examples of some of the most significant books produced in Edo and Meiji Japan. The course will include: key features of history and achievements of prominent artists during this period; the physical characteristics of Japanese books; the change and continuity of art book production; the impact of imported Chinese and Western books; and issues of collecting and appreciating Japanese illustrated books in Europe and America. No previous knowledge of Japanese language or art history is required for this course.

For a full course description, please visit

*About Rare Book School*

Rare Book School (RBS) offers week-long continuing-education opportunities
for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. Admission to courses is competitive. RBS faculty members start making their first round of admission decisions four months before their courses begin. After this, RBS faculty review applications as they are received.

To apply to a course, please visit our
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New York, New York--The Morgan Library & Museum, which holds one of the world's premier collections of drawings dating from the era of Michelangelo and Raphael to the modern period, announced today the creation of a new institute to support research in the drawings field and to nurture new generations of scholars and curators. Eugene V. Thaw, a Life Trustee of the Morgan and noted drawings collector, has donated $5 million to launch the initiative, which will begin operation in November and will be housed at the Morgan.

The new institute, to be called the Drawing Institute at The Morgan Library & Museum, will sponsor annual fellowships and host seminars, symposia, and lectures. Plans also call for it to mount small, focused exhibitions and to support a scholarly publications program. In addition, the institute will undertake joint initiatives with the IMAF (International Music and Art Foundation) Centre for Drawings at The Courtauld Gallery, centering on old master drawings, and with the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center in Houston, with its emphasis on modern and contemporary drawings. Linda Wolk-Simon, who was recently appointed to head the Morgan's drawings department, will oversee the venture.

The Institute's approach will be innovative and broad, and will be devoted to the study of the history, collecting, function, interpretation, and theory of drawing with the goal of stimulating new lines of investigation and discourse. The fellowship program will include four fellows each year and will be open not only to scholars of art history but also to conservators and individuals from other disciplines among the humanities. Fellows will be required to spend part of the year at the Morgan carrying out research and lecturing on subjects related to their areas of investigation as well as participating in seminars and symposia. The seminars, open to professors, curators, artists, conservators, graduate students, and others in the field, will be organized in cooperation with other New York museums and university-based art history programs, and will emphasize the study of original works of art. Future Institute plans also call for awarding an annual prize for a groundbreaking publication or exhibition in the drawings field.

"The Morgan is deeply grateful to Gene Thaw for his extraordinary generosity in supporting this visionary project," said Morgan director William M. Griswold. "His gifts over the years have greatly enriched our collections and transformed the institution. With this latest pledge, Gene has given us the exciting opportunity to develop a dedicated research platform for the study of drawing, allowing the Morgan to capitalize on its acclaimed holdings in this field by taking an important leadership role in current and future scholarship."

The cooperative programming with the IMAF Centre for Drawings at The Courtauld Gallery and the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center will focus on the strength of the institutions' respective holdings, and will include co-sponsored fellowships and shared research projects as well as possible joint exhibitions. For example, work with the Menil will expressly focus on connections between the practice of drawing in the nineteenth century and earlier and that of the modern period. It is anticipated that the joint Morgan-Menil Fellow and Morgan-Courtauld Fellow will be in residence at the Drawing Institute in alternate years. 

An Institute advisory board of individuals noted for their interest in drawing and scholarly contributions to the field has been formed. It includes philanthropist and collector Karen B. Cohen, also a Morgan Trustee; Elizabeth Cropper, dean of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art, Washington; collector and museum patron Agnes Gund, Philippe de Montebello, former director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and now a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts; David Rosand, professor of Art History at Columbia University; Patricia Rubin, director of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University; former Andrew W. Mellon Foundation executive Angelica Rudenstine; Perrin Stein, curator of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art. Mr. Thaw will serve as an honorary member of the advisory board.


Eugene Thaw's formal association with The Morgan Library & Museum began in 1968, when he was elected to the Association of Fellows. Since 1988, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees. Over the years, he has given some 400 drawings to the Morgan. These include a recent gift of fourteen sheets by such artists as Rembrandt and Picasso and of a group of twenty letters written and illustrated by Vincent van Gogh. In 1991, Mr. Thaw made possible the dedication of the Morgan's Clare Eddy Thaw Gallery, in honor of his wife, and with a generous gift in 1999 he transformed the Morgan's conservation lab into the world-class Thaw Conservation Center. In 2009, the Morgan presented the fifth in a series of exhibitions based on Mr. Thaw's collection, and Mr. Thaw announced the gift of his collection of oil sketches on paper jointly to the Morgan and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

He has written numerous articles on aspects of art and art criticism that have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Times of London, The New Criterion, The New Republic, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. 

"Drawing as an expressive medium has always been thought of as bringing us closer to the artist's mind and the meaning of his work," Thaw remarked. "Since the Renaissance, it has been a subject of continual discussion among philosophers, artists, and art historians. I am grateful to be part of this effort to revive the conversation about the essence of drawing at a great institution like The Morgan Library & Museum and to help contribute to keeping the field vital in the years ahead." 

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. Today, more than a century after its founding in 1906, the Morgan serves as a museum, independent research library, musical venue, architectural landmark, and historic site. In October 2010, the Morgan completed the first-ever restoration of its original McKim building, Pierpont Morgan's private library, and the core of the institution. In tandem with the 2006 expansion project by architect Renzo Piano, the Morgan now provides visitors unprecedented access to its world-renowned collections of drawings, literary and historical manuscripts, musical scores, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, printed books, and ancient Near Eastern seals and tablets. 

General Information

The Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016-3405


Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; extended Friday hours, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Morgan closes at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.


$15 for adults; $10 for students, seniors (65 and over), and children (under 16); free to Members and children, 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Admission is free on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is not required to visit the Morgan Shop.

The Morgan Library & Museum
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The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS), the Center for the Book and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division (the Library of Congress) are proud sponsors of the 2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. The Kislak Foundation has given generous support.  

Entries for this year's competition must be submitted by June 3, 2011. Contestants must be the top prize-winner of an officially sanctioned American collegiate book collecting contest held during the 2010-2011 academic year. However, if a student collector's institution does not offer a book collecting contest, we are also accepting direct submissions.

For more information, click here: <> .  

Prizes will be awarded to both the winning students and their institutions' library. The Library of Congress will host the awards ceremony and an accompanying lecture on book collecting in the fall of 2011.  

For more detailed information about the contest, please visit contest at  

Please feel free to contact ABAA Headquarters with any questions, (212) 944-8291 or

London Rare Book School 2011

The London Rare Books School 2011
Institute of English Studies, University of London

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects to be taught in and around Senate House, University of London.

The courses will be taught by internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute's Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the University of London Research Library Services, and many more. All courses will stress the materiality of the book so you can expect to have close encounters with remarkable books and other artefacts from some of the world's greatest collections. Each class will be restricted to a maximum of twelve students in order to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to talk to the teachers and to get very close to the books.

In 2011, the LRBS will run for two weeks: 27 June to 1 July and 4 July to 8 July. The courses planned are:

Week One: 27 June - 1 July

1. The Book in the Ancient World
2. Children's Books, 1470-1980
3. European Bookbinding, 1450-1820
4. A History of Maps and Mapping
5. An Introduction to Bibliography
6. The Medieval Book
7. The Printed Book in Europe 1450-2000

Week Two: 4 July - 8 July

1. The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book, c.600-1050
2. An Introduction to Illustration and its Technologies
3. Modern First Editions: Dealing, Collecting and the Market
4. Modern Literary Manuscripts
5. Reading, Writing, and Sending Texts 1400-1919

Each course will consist of thirteen seminars amounting in all to twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. There will be timetabled 'library time' that will allow students to explore the rich resources of the University's Senate House Library, one of the UK's major research libraries. The evening programme will include an opening reception and talk, a book history lecture, and receptions hosted by major London antiquarian booksellers.

Postgraduate credit is available for these courses at the Institute, which is one of the ten member-Institutes of the University of London's School of Advanced Study. In order to achieve the award of credit a student will have to complete and pass a 5,000 word essay within two months of the course (an extra fee to cover marking and other costs will be charged).

The fee will be £550 which will include the provision of lunch, and coffee and tea throughout the week. A small number of bursaries are available.

A range of different sorts of accommodation will be available including cheap student housing (on a bed and breakfast basis) close by Senate House; Senate House is next to the British Museum in the heart of Bloomsbury.

Further details and application forms can be found at:

Grolier Club Fellowship

New York, December 13, 2010 -- The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce its eighth annual fellowship offering in the history of the book. Awards of up to $2,500 are available for research in the Library's areas of strength, with emphasis on the book arts, antiquarian bookselling, and the private collecting of books and prints. Fellowship awards may be used to pay for travel, housing, and other expenses. A research stay of two weeks is desired, and fellows are expected to present a seminar or lecture at the Grolier Club, and submit a written


Members of the Grolier Club are not eligible, nor are students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs, but all other interested persons are encouraged to apply. There is no application form. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to exceed 750 words, stating necessary length of residence, historical materials to be used, relevance of
the Grolier Club Library collections to the project, a proposed budget, and two letters of recommendation. More information on the Library and its holdings can be found at

The deadline for applications and letters of support is March 4, 2011, and announcement of awards will be made in early May, 2011. Research terms can take place any time between June 1, 2011 and May 30, 2012, but please note that the Club is closed for the month of August.

Applications should be sent to The Fellowship Committee, The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, or via e-mail to

Eric Holzenberg
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY  10022
phone: 212/838-6690 ext. 1
fax: 212/838-2445

Summer Book Courses in ILL.

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois has a limited number of seats available to non-degree/community credit students in the following on-campus rare book and special collections courses during the summer 2010 semester.

LIS590PM - Paper in the Scholarly World with Sid Berger
Instruction Dates: May 24 - June 4, 2010

LIS590SR - Reference Sources for Rare Books with Joel Silver
LIS590DB - Descriptive Bibliography with Joel Silver
Instruction Dates: June 7 - June 18, 2010

LIS490BA - Book Arts Seminar with Bea Nettles
Instruction Dates: July 31 - August 4

For additional information:
Marianne Steadley
Continuing Professional Development  Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of IL
501 E. Daniel St. Champaign IL 61820
Fax: 217/244-3302

CA Rare Book School

In August 2010, California Rare Book School will offer 8 week-long courses
(M-F, for a total of 40 hours of instruction) on topics of interest to
librarians, archivists, booksellers, collectors, and students.

Week 1: 2-6 August 2010

Course: Book Illustration Processes to 1900
Faculty: Terry Belanger, Director Emeritus, Rare Book School, University of

Course: Descriptive Bibliography
Faculty: Bruce Whiteman, The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA

Course: Rare Book Cataloging
Faculty: Randal Brandt, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Course: Special Collections Librarianship: Operations & Administration
Faculty: Lynda Claassen, University of California San Diego and David
Zeidberg, Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

Week 2: 9-13 August 2010

Course: Artists' Books: Collection Development and Assessment
Faculty: Johanna Drucker, The Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of
Bibliography, UCLA

Course: Books of the Far West, with an Emphasis on California
Faculty: Gary F. Kurutz, California State Library

Course: Preservation Stewardship of Library Collections
Faculty: Mark S. Roosa, Pepperdine University

Course: History of the Book, 200-1820
Faculty: Susan Allen, The Getty Research Institute

For more information about courses please visit

Admission to CalRBS is conducted on a rolling basis until the course is
full. Admission is determined by the instructor(s) of the course, based upon
the information provided in your application. Early application is
encouraged. Applications are available on the CalRBS website
<>. Note that starting in 2010,
CalRBS will no longer require a letter of recommendation to apply.

The tuition for each CalRBS 2010 course is $995. If a student takes a course
in week 1 and week 2, the tuition is $1,800 for both courses. For
information about travel to and accommodations in Los Angeles, please visit
our website <>.

California Rare Book School
254 GSEIS Building Box 951520
300 Charles E. Young Drive N.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Phone 310-794-4138
Fax 310-206-4460

Book Collecting Contest

The Center for the Book and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of American and the Fellowship of American Biliophilic Societies  have jointly assumed leadership of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, with major support from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation.

Colorado Book Seminar

We proudly announce this year's program which includes our Keynote Speaker, Otto Penzler, publisher, author, and owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.

Ethiopian Manuscript

The public is invited to a seminar on Ethiopian Christianity and the monastery of Gunda Gunde, which produced the Getty’s recently acquired manuscript.

Book History Workshop

Registration has opened for the ninth annual Book History Workshop at Texas
A&M, scheduled for May 23-28, 2010.

Student Essay Competition

The Legal History and Rare Books Section (LH&RB) of the American Association of Law Libraries, in cooperation with Gale Cengage Learning, announces the second annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honor of Morris L. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Cohen's scholarly work is in the fields of legal research, rare books, and historical bibliography. The purpose of the competition is to encourage scholarship in the areas of legal history, rare law books, and legal archives, and to acquaint students with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and law librarianship.

AAS Summer Seminar

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 American Antiquarian Society Summer Seminar in the History of the Book in American Culture, whose topic will be "The Global American South and Early American Print Culture."

FDR Birthday Celebration

The National Park Service, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Roosevelt Institute will host a series of afternoon events to commemorate Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday on Saturday, January 30, 2010. The programs begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home with a book talk and signing by Richard D. Heffner and Alexander Heffner about their book, A Documentary History of the United States. Following the talk, the National Park Service will hold a 3:00 p.m. ceremony at President Roosevelt's grave in the Rose Garden. Refreshments will be served in the Wallace Center after the ceremony. These events are free of charge and open to the public.
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