Commemorating the Library Conservation Training Programs At Columbia and U.Texas

Conservation Education: Commemorating the Library Conservation Education Programs at Columbia University (1981-1992) and the University of Texas at Austin (1992-2009)

November 15, 2011
10:00-11:30 am

Location: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st Street SE,
between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street, Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor

Webcast: If you would like to participate via live webcast, send an email at least three days prior to the event to Angela Burgess. The number of live webcast “seats” is also limited and will be filled in the order in which the requests are received.

About the Lecture:

Thirty years ago, the School of Library Service at Columbia University initiated the first degree-granting program for library conservation and preservation in the United States. The program was developed by Paul Banks, who had headed the Conservation Department at the Newberry Library in Chicago from its inception in 1964, where many leading book conservators had trained through traditional apprenticeships. Collaborating with the Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine ArtsExternal Link (New York University), which had educated art conservators since 1960, Columbia’s School of Library Service offered a three-year program for library conservation and a two-year program for preservation administration.

Read the full announcement and lineup of speakers online.

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