Telluride’s American Academy of Bookbinding presents a talk, 4/29

Telluride’s American Academy of Bookbinding presents a talk, 4/29

Renate.suction The American Academy of Bookbinding and the Ah Haa School present a talk by Renate Mesmer of the Folger Shakespeare Library: “The Folger Shakespeare Library and the Preservation of Books.” The talk with accompanying slides is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. in the East Room of the Ah Haa School’s Depot Building.

Renate Mesmer is in Telluride teaching book conservation classes at the American Academy of Bookbinding. She works at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, where she is Assistant Head of Conservation.

Deborah The Folger is a world-renowned research center on the subject of Shakespeare and the early modern age in literature in the West. It houses the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials, as well as major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art. The Folger's conservation lab is a leading innovator in the preservation of rare materials. Its well-known public programs include plays, concerts, literary readings, family activities, and exhibitions, as well as numerous K-12 and college programs for students and teachers. Advanced scholars participate in a variety of Folger Institute seminars and colloquia.

Mesmer has worked at the Folger for six years. Earlier in her career, she was the Director of the Book and Paper Conservation Program at Centro del bel Libro in Ascona, Switzerland. She holds a masters degree in bookbinding from the Chamber of Crafts of Palatinate in Germany.

Attend the talk and find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Folger’s conservation lab.

For more information, call 728-8649.

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