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Lecture-Armenian Medieval Binding


The Making of an Armenian Medieval Binding

A Lecture at Diocese by Dr. Sylvie Merian
Wednesday March 10, 6:00 p.m.
Armenian Church of America at the Guild Hall, 630 Second Avenue at E.
35th Street, NY,NY

Dr. Sylvie L. Merian will present an illustrated talk on Wednesday March
10, starting at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Merian, former Curatorial Assistant and
current Reference Librarian at the Pierpont Morgan Library, has
extensively researched, published and lectured on
Armenian codicology, binding and illumination as well as the history of
the book. She contributed extensively to the exhibition "Treasures in
Heaven: Armenian Illustrated Manuscripts" (Pierpont Morgan Library,
1994) and co-wrote the accompanying catalogue.

The lecture, first developed and presented last year for the Potomac
chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, will include a brief historical
introduction on Armenia and Armenian manuscript illumination, and then
focus on the distinctive features of Armenian
bindings.  In addition to slides, there will be models of bindings made
by Abigail Quandt, Book Conservator, Walters Art Gallery and Erin
Loftus, Assistant Conservator, University of South Carolina, with
calligraphy by LaVerne Magarian available for close examination.

Please join us for this informative presentation in the elegant site of
the Armenian Church of America. Co-sponsored by the Guild of Book
Workers, New York chapter
and the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the
Armenian Church of America at the Guild Hall (Armenian Diocese, 630
Second Avenue at East 35th Street), this event is free and open to the
public.  It concludes with a reception.

R.S.V.P. to Nora Lockshin, Acting co-Chair, The Guild of Book Workers,
New York chapter, at (212) 650-2978.
Book Conservation Dept.                 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Phone:  (212) 650-2891                  Thomas J. Watson Library
Fax:    (212) 570-3847                  1000 Fifth Ave.
E-Mail: metart2@metgate.metro.org       New York, NY 10028

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