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[BKARTS] Himalayan Papers Workshop and Lecture, February 15, New York Academy of Medicine, NYC

The New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invites you to attend
two events with Jim Canary:

Himalayan Papers - a Workshop
Saturday - February 15, 2003 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New York Academy of Medicine

Join Jim in learning to create decorative Himalayan papers. These papers
from Tibet and Nepal are showing up in increasing numbers in fine art
and paper supply stores.

We will begin with lokta (Daphne) paper. Using traditional plant and
mineral pigments and dyes we will prepare and color sheets. After
coloring the sheet, participants will have the option of over-dyeing and
tye-dying sheets and then experimenting with surface treatments. These
may include working with different textures, glazing and burnishing. Jim
will also bring along wood blocks of Tibetan images which can be printed
on the papers produced.

We will have the opportunity to examine a variety of old and new fibers
and papers from Tibet and Nepal and to learn about the process of sheet
formation. Participants will produce several sheets of decorated papers
during the workshop.

Enrollment limited to 10 participants.
$70.00 + $15.00 materials fee
(payable on the day of the workshop)
RSVP to: Anne Hillam: ahillam@xxxxxxxx


Himalayan Papers and Book Arts - a Lecture
Thursday - February 13, 2003 - 6:00 p.m.
Room 203 Butler Library, Columbia University

Explore the traditional crafts of calligraphy, woodblock printing and
papermaking in the Himalayas. Lilly Library Book Conservator, Jim has
made numerous trips to India, Nepal and Tibet and will share with
slides, video clips and objects his experiences.

A reception will follow. This lecture is free and open to the public -
RSVP required.  RSVP to: Anne Hillam: ahillam@xxxxxxxx or Kristen
St.John: kstjohn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jim Canary has been the Head Conservator for the Lilly Library at the
University of Indiana, Bloomington for the past 17 years. He is a
long-time student of Tibetan and Mongolian, and researches the
codicology of the book in Tibet and Mongolia. He has worked with the
Paper Road/Tibet project which is devoted to researching and
revitalizing traditional papermaking and book arts in Tibet and Nepal.
Jim is a key member of the international Tibetan Archives Preservation
Project. He has repeatedly visited Lhasa to participate in preservation
activities with the Tibetan Autonomous Region Archives.

Kristen St.John
Acting Co-Chair, New York Chapter
Guild of Book Workers

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