A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting Conference
February 17, 2017 by news
Registration is now open for the annual A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting Conference.
The conference will take place on Friday, March 24, with an opening session in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library.
For over a decade the conference has welcomed book collectors to meet, share, and learn from each other along side curators and book dealers. It is a rare opportunity to be up close or even hands on with unique materials from private collections and items from the vaults of BYU.
A limited number of seats are available for those who wish to attend a pre-conference workshop on March 23–“NEULAND: NOUVEAU CALLIGRAPHIC HAND”–taught by Judy Sommerfeldt.
This year’s list of topics and presenters is as follows:
CURIOUS REMEDIES: MEDICINE DURING THE RENAISSANCE (GALLERY STROLL), Meg Frost
THE ASHWORTH COLLECTION: TREASURES AND STORIES FROM SIX DECADES, Brent Ashworth
MORMON MYSTERIES, Laura Card
VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY: EXPLORING THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT, Gordon Daines
SHERLOCK AND HIS SIBLINGS: COLLECTING LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN MYSTERIES, Maggie Kopp
TAKE THE TRAIN FOR EAST AURORY, WHERE WE WORK FOR ART AND GLORY: THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, Bob Maxwell and Russ Taylor
TALES OF A MORMON BOOK COLLECTOR: WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN 30 YEARS OF BOOK COLLECTING, Reid Moon
NO MERE TEMPORARY STRUCTURE: EPHEMERA AND THE 1893 SALT LAKE TEMPLE DEDICATION, Greg Seppi
For more information or to register click here.