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Program of the Fifth International Forum of Artistic Binding, Montreal

Program of the Fifth International Forum of Artistic Binding

Here is a summary of the program published yesterday (21 September) in Le
Devoir newspaper (translation by myself) :

Friday 27 September : 15h00 : General Assembly of ARA-International (Amis de
la Reliure d'art).

Saturday 28 September 10h00 : round table "Vision sur l'an 2000", with :

-       Philippe Sauvageau, general director of the Bibliotheque Nationale du

-       Ellen Desmarais, National Archives of Canada;

-       Robert Rainwater, The New York Public Library;

-       John Franklin Mowery, The Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington;

-       Emile van der Vekene, Bibliotheque Nationale de Luxembourg.

Saturday 28 September 14h00 : Points de vue :

-       Sabine Coron, Conservatrice de reliures anciennes brodees a la
Bibliotheque historique de la Ville de Paris;

-       Mindell Dubansky, Director, Conservation Department, Thomas Watson
Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York;

-       Claudette Hould, Specialiste du livre d'artiste a la Bibliotheque
Nationale du Quebec.

Saturday 28 September 15h30 : Conferences :

-       Donald G. Etherington, President of the Conservation division,
Information Conservation Inc, North Carolina;

-       Monique Lallier, Director of an artistic binding workshop in North

Sunday, September 29 :

. 9h30 : Conference by Florent Rousseau, a French artistic binder

. 10h30 : Conference by Guy de Grosbois, historian, director of Reliures et

. 11h30 : Conference by Antoine Coron, Director of the Rare books Department
at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

In Montreal, at this occasion, will be held 3 expositions devoted to artistic

- Professional binders : 24 September - 26 October, Bibliotheque Nationale du
Quebec, 1700 Saint-Denis Street;

- Artists "libres" : 10 September - 13 October, Maison de la Culture
Frontenac 2550 east, Ontario street;

- Students : 5 - 29 September, Maison de la Culture Mont-Royal, 465 east,
Mont-Royal avenue.

In all, 217 binders, from 17 countries.

By the way, the same weekend, September 28 and 29 will be held the Montreal
Antiquarian Book Fair, at Concordia University.
                  Jean-Paul Dupre
                Sainte-Foy (Quebec)

              Fax : 1-418-646-8559

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