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Society of Bookbinders Conference

We are now in the process of mailing the application forms for next
years Society of Bookbinders Biennial Conference which is to be held
in Durham City, England on the 3rd - 6th of July 1997.

If you are interested in attending or exhibiting or have any
enquiries, please contact me as soon as possible for inclusion on the mailing list.

Speakers will include:

Trevor Jones - Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders - Talk and Demo on
the theme of sources of inspiration for design along with some
practical aspects of his work.

Dr Mirjam Foot - Director of Collections and Preservation at the
British Library - Book conservation policies, practices and methods
at the British Library and the importance of bookbinding history.

Simon Haigh - Licentiate of the Designer Bookbinders - Practical
demonstration of many aspects of board attachment, traditional and

Jan Blake - Illustrated lecture on the binding of the "Titanic" (This
is not a reflection of size it's the one that sank with the ship!!) copy
of the Rubiayat of Omar Khayyam, and on Sangorski and Sutcliffe.

Edmund King - British Library Conservation Department - Victorian
decorated book covers.

Dr Derek Priest - Lecturer, Dept. of Paper Science at UMIST,
Manchester - Paper permanence and the latest developments in paper
research including an update on the lignin controversy.

Peter Jones - Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders - Techniques used on
his style of design binding.

Norman Armes - Senior Conservator, Swansea on Health and Safety
aspects of using adhesives and chemicals in bookbinding.

John Mitchell - Lecturer -  A practical demonstration of account binding

Maureen Duke - Lecturer -  A practical demonstration of conservation techniques
used on books in the National Library of Romania.

Robert Child - Head of Conservation at the National Museum and
Galleries of Wales - A lecture on mould and insects in relation to
looking after smalllibraries and book collections.

Trade Exhibition - with a wood engraving demonstration and private
press stands along side suppliers of leather, paper, cloth, tools, equipment, &c.

PLUS Seminars on production of Gold foils, manufacture of bookcloth,
and finishing tools. (Other lectures to be confirmed.)

We look forward to seeing you there!



Owen Bradford

Deputy Bindery Manager
The Robinson Library
The University
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel (0191) 2227663


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