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[BKARTS] Freshest Advices March 2004

MDE - Innovation 2004: An International Bookbinding Design Competition
                    60,000 ? (Euro) in total prizes
             Full information at <http://www.mde2004.org/>


The following message has been sent to the Book_arts-L, ExLibris, and SHARP-L bulletin boards.

Rare Book School : FRESHEST ADVICES : March 2004

RBS is pleased to announce that it has received funding that allows us to
offer 50% scholarships to library and museum curators wishing to attend
Sandy Kita's RBS course "Japanese Printmaking, 1615-1868," running 14-18
June 2004. Recipients of these scholarships will pay $400 tuition rather
than the usual $795. The scholarships are directed at curators and rare
book librarians who have at least a few Japanese prints in their
collections, but who know little about them and who wish to know more, in
order to assess their interest and value, and to become more knowledgeable
about preservation concerns associated with such materials. In their
personal statements, applicants to the 2004 Kita course should include a
brief description of the Japanese prints in their care. On a related front,
we are pleased to report that the new RBS course on Japanese illustrated
books to be taught by Ellis Tinios at the Walters Art Museum in July has
attracted a vigorous applicant pool. Early admit decisions for the Tinios
course will be made the week of 12 April.

RBS FORTHCOMING COURSES HANDOUT A new flyer that lists forthcoming RBS courses is now available on the RBS Web site for downloading and printing out locally as a .pdf file. Regularly updated, the file provides information not only about RBS 2004 courses but also for some of those scheduled for RBS 2005: http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/rbs/forthcoming.pdf You can also get to this file by going to the RBS "Current Course Schedule" page and clicking on "summary of forthcoming courses" in the first prose paragraph. The two sides of the flyer are formatted to be printed out back-to-back on an 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper and then folded once, producing a four-page, two-leaf booklet. Our hope is that institutions and individuals who are willing to advertise RBS courses or otherwise spread the good word will print out batches of the flyer for local distribution as needed.

SCHOLARSHIPS for RBS CODICOLOGY and PALEOGRAPHY COURSES A generous grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation enables RBS to offer full-tuition scholarships to Albert Derolez's two courses: M-40: Introduction to Latin Paleography (next offered 26-30 July 2004): http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/bulletin/mss.html#pal and M-20: Introduction to Codicology (next offered 26-30 July 2004): http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/bulletin/mss.html#cod RBS's Delmas Foundation scholarships are particularly aimed at doctoral students and others in the early stages of their scholarly careers. We'd be grateful if you would forward information about the Delmas scholarships to relevant academic departments of your acquaintance and/or to potentially interested graduate students. In their personal statements, applicants to the 2004 Derolez courses should indicate that they are requesting a Delmas scholarship and give a brief explanation of their need for financial support. Derolez's long- and eagerly-awaited new book, "The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century," was published in August 2003 by the Cambridge University Press: http://books.cambridge.org/0521803152.htm There will be similar scholarship support for Christopher Clarkson's course on medieval and early Renaissance bookbinding structures, next offered in RBS 2005.

DR JOHN RBS attendees 1997-2003 will be pleased to learned that RBS's sometime Curator of Collections, John Buchtel, successfully defended his UVa English Department dissertation (on book dedications in early c17 England) in Charlottesville on Monday, 15 March. Buchtel's new email address at Johns Hopkins, where he began work in late January, is jbuchtel@xxxxxxx and his address particulars are as follows: John Buchtel, Curator of Rare Books, the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218; telephone 410-516-8662; fax 410-516-7202.

Terry Belanger : University Professor : University of Virginia : Rare Book School : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA 22903 : Telephone 434/924-8851 fax 434/924-8824 email belanger@xxxxxxxxxxxx : URL <http://www.rarebookschool.org>

Terry Belanger : University Professor : University of Virginia : Rare Book
School : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA  22903 : Telephone
434/924-8851   fax 434/924-8824   email belanger@xxxxxxxxxxxx : URL

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