- Date: Thursday, 25 May, 2017
5.30pm refreshments for 6pm start
Free, but koha appreciated
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
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Identifying early-printed fragments in the Turnbull collections
Damaged books (and, sadly, sometimes undamaged copies) can wind up being dismembered and their leaves scattered into private and institutional collections around the world. Folders of unidentified, perhaps seemingly miscellaneous, printed fragments will not be unfamiliar to curators and librarians working in the field of rare books.
In understanding and cataloguing our respective collections we must therefore ask ourselves: What are they? What were the parent texts? Where and when were they printed and by whom?
Join Anthony Tedeschi, Curator Rare Books & Fine Printing, as he discusses using examples from the Alexander Turnbull Library, the identification of early-printed fragments and the contextual history behind the destruction and dispersal of selected library collections.
A joint presentation by ARANZ Wellington Branch and LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui.