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Re: [BKARTS] AIC Stuff



Peter,

I didn't say they are not serving a purpose.  I think certification of that service makes no sense.
     Unless they are thinking along the line of "certificate courses" which is very different.

Bruce
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:         Mon, 15 Sep 2003 19:25:57 -0400
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:      Re: [BKARTS] AIC Stuff

> Well let's see,
> they could help guide people interested in the binding profession, help
> define skill sets needed, continue to provide continuing education
> opportunities, ... All things they are in many ways doing right now. They
> don't have to "certify" anything to provide an important resource. Are they
> perfect? Of course not, but I don't see anyone else doing anything for
> binders and book artists on a national level. Remember, one needs to
> understand the structure of the book and binding to conserve a book.
>
> By the way, speaking of training, the Guild of Book Workers Standards of
> Excellence conference is coming up next month in Denver. Good presentations
> by noted experts in the field, a great vendors area for buying tools,
> papers, leathers, and other supplies, a chance for those attending to
> demonstrate a skill or technique via the Friday Forum, and networking
> opportunities. There are still spaces and more information can be found at
> <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/standards.shtml>. They also have
> a good Study Opportunities List. The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists
> Guild <http://www.cbbag.ca> are equally active and worth checking out.
>
> What are you doing to help people entering the craft? Teaching? Taking on
> apprentices? Contributing to the body of knowledge? Remember we all need to
> develop our bench skills somewhere if we want to be better than those
> program trained "conservators."
>
> It's very easy to condemn and complain. Harder to do something productive.
>
> BTW, what ever happened to the Renaissance School for Bookbinding which was
> announced about 2 years ago? Sounded like another good opportunity to help
> keep needed traditional skills alive and pass them on to the next generation.
>
> p.
>
> At 04:58 PM 9/15/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi Frank,
> >
> >Boy, that's the first I've heard of GBW certification.  What could THEY
> >possibly certify?
> >
> >Bruce
>
>
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