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Lecture in NYC

The NY Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
invites you to a lecture by

DAG ERNST PETERSEN, Conservator at the Duke August Library in
Wolenb=FCttel, Germany.

The illustrated talk will give a summary of a
standard conservation treatment of an early imprint (September
Testament of 1523, bound in wooden boards), showing the treatment of
paper, wood, leather and metal.  He will discuss the techniques as
well as the treatment philosophy in the book conservation /
restoration department at the Duke August Library.

Dag Ernst Petersen was born in Cologne; apprenticed as a bookbinder
from 1963 - 1966. Between 1966 and 1971 he worked as journeyman in
bookbinding and book conservation in Ascona (Switzerland), Munich
(Bavarian State Library), Florence (after the flood), Vienna (National
Library), Paris (Ecole Estienne).  In 1971 he passed the examination
to become master bookbinder, and from 1971-1973 he studied Chemistry.
Since 1973 he has been Conservator at the Duke August Library,
Wolfenb=FCttel, and in 1985 he became head of the Restoration
Department.  In 1980 he started a program for training bookbinders to
become book conservators at the Library.

Please welcome him on:

Monday, February 8, 6:00 pm at the Center for Book Arts, 5th floor,
626 Broadway, NY, NY 10012

You are invited to stay for a discussion afterwards

If you are interested in getting on the GBW-NY Chapter mailing list,
please contact me.  You may also find out more about us on our web
page at: http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/


Ursula Mitra, Conservator
Preservation Department, Mezz
NYU Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1091
Tel: (212)998-2562    Fax: (212) 995-4583
e-mail: mitrau@elmer4.bobst.nyu.edu

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