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Rare Books and Special Collections Group Annual Conference 2019

 Export to Your Calendar 04/09/2019 to 06/09/2019
When: 04/09/2019
12:00
Where: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama,
Castle Grounds
Cathays Park
Cardiff, Glamorgan  CF10 3ER
United Kingdom
Contact: Lucy Evans


Online registration is available until: 30/08/2019
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Rare Books and Special Collections Group Annual Conference 2019

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Rare Books and Special Collections Group Annual Conference 2019


Let’s Get Physical: Materiality in Special Collections


Special collections materials differ from other types of library collections in that their physical carriers are often as important as (or more important than) the text or images they carry. The 2019 RBSCG Annual Study Conference, entitled Let’s Get Physical: Materiality in Special Collections, will examine the ways that we describe, display, preserve, and promote the physical attributes of our collections, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books. This conference has been organised in collaboration with Cardiff University Special Collections.


Sponsors

Adam Matthew

Adam Matthew

Cardiff University

Cardiff University

IES

Institute of English Studies

Maggs Bros Ltd

Maggs Bros Ltd

Max

Max Communications


Programme

Please note: some of the timings listed may change and details will continue to be added as they are confirmed.

Wednesday 4th September

12.00-2.00pm

Registration

1.00-2.00pm

Lunch

2.00-2.40pm

Alison Cullingford (Durham Cathedral): The materiality of provenance within and beyond the book.

2.40-3.20pm

Melanie Bigold (Cardiff University): Collecting books and representing readers: provenance, marginalia and the formation of Cardiff Public Library.

3.20-4.00pm

Tabitha Tuckett and Andrew Watson (UCL): Movement, offsite storage, and restricted access: The UCL experience.

4.00-4.25pm

Break

4.25-5.45pm

PANEL: Physicality in the catalogue.

  • Sarah Cusk (Lincoln College, University of Oxford): Copy specific details in the catalogue.

  • Lucy Kelsall and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge (Rare Book School at the University of Virginia): Teaching collections at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.
  • Genny Grim (Pembroke College, University of Cambridge): Hybrid book/archive items.

5.45-7.00pm

Break

7.00-7.45pm

Drinks Reception: RWCMD

7.45-9.00pm

Dinner: RWCMD



Thursday 5th September

8.00-9.00am

Breakfast: Hotel Indigo

9.15-10.35am

PANEL: Teaching with objects.

  • Robert MacLean (University of Glasgow): Every reader his or her book: supervised student-led rare book copy-specific research.
  • Kristine Chapman (National Museum of Wales): Relocation of the rare and special collections held in the Main Library at the National Museum of Wales.
  • Ruth Gooding and Peter Mitchell (University of Wales Trinity St David): Undergraduate book biography project.

10.35-11.00am

Break

11.00-11.40am

Caitlin Jenkins (Cardiff University): Damage: demon or delight?

11.40-12.20pm

Annie Starkey (Liverpool Record Office): Exhibition and display clinic AND PrintHaus printing activity

12.20-1.00pm

Annie Starkey (Liverpool Record Office): Exhibition and display clinic AND PrintHaus printing activity

1.00-2.00pm

Lunch

2.30-5.00pm

Visits

7.00-10.00pm

Drinks reception and dinner. Temple of Peace

Friday 6th September

8.00-9.00am

Breakfast: Hotel Indigo

9.15-9.40am

AGM

10.35-11.00am

Leah Benson (National Gallery of Ireland): Archives and library of art historian, lobbyist and philanthropist, Sir Denis Mahon.

11.00-11.25am

Christine Baird (Glasgow School of Art): Widening access to the Glasgow School of Art Library artists’ book collection.

11.25-12.05pm

Victoria Stevens (Victoria Stevens ACR): Touched by greatness: reconnecting with T.E. Lawrence’s undergraduate thesis.

12.05-1.10pm

Lightning talks.

1.10-2.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Conference closes


Venue

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama,
Castle Grounds
Cathays Park
Cardiff, Glamorgan
CF10 3ER

Temple of Peace
Welsh Centre for International Affairs
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3AP

Price

RBSC 2019 full conference ticket - including accommodation: Member price £420+VAT (Non-member price £510+VAT)


RBSC 2019 full conference ticket - No accommodation: Member price £310+VAT (Non-member price £380+VAT)


RBSC 2019 day conference ticket - Day 1 Weds 04.09.19: Member price £180+VAT (Non-member price £230+VAT)


RBSC 2019 day conference ticket - Day 2 Thurs 05.09.19: Member price £260+VAT (Non-member price £310+VAT)


RBSC 2019 day conference ticket - Day 3 Friday 06.09.19: Member price £130+VAT (Non-member price £180+VAT)


Visits

Visit 1: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Library AND Cardiff University Special Collections and Archives

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Library includes books, play scripts, journals, performance scores, orchestral sets and audio visual material. The Library also holds the Drama Association of Wales collection of scripts, the largest lending collection of scripts in English in the UK.

Visit Cardiff University Special Collections and Archives for a tour and display of some of the highlights from their collections including incunabula, annotated players’ copies of Early Modern plays, the Salisbury Library of Welsh subject matter and Welsh language materials, children’s literature, private press and fine bindings, artists’ books, and scientific and literary archive material.


Visit 2: Cardiff Metropolitan University Special Collections AND printing studio (coach travel provided)

A tour and display highlighting the rich collection of artist’s books held by Cardiff Metropolitan University. There will also be a visit to the printing studio and a printing activity (activity TBC)

This growing collection of over 550 artists’ books is held within Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Library for Cardiff School of Art & Design and was formed to support the teaching and learning within the School. It is also open to the public by appointment. The collection has books from each decade since the 1960s and includes work by artists such as Ray Johnson, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha and Gilbert and George.


Visit 3: National Museum Herbarium AND free time in Cardiff city centre

A chance to visit the Herbarium at the National Museum Wales. The botany curators will show a mix of herbaria sheets, original botanical drawings and rare botany books.

This blog post highlights some of the exciting collections.


Visit 4: Glamorgan Archives (coach travel provided)

Glamorgan Archives collects records relating to the history of Glamorgan and its people. Records include plans, papers, photographs, parchments and paper diaries. The Archives work to preserve and conserve these items and make them available for public consultation. The tour will be “access all areas” and include conservation and box making and a display of material. This visit will last 2 hours.


Bursaries

The CILIP Rare Books & Special Collections Group will offer at least three bursaries to allow individuals to attend the Group’s annual study conference in 2019. The Group is delighted to offer bursaries sponsored by Max Communications, Adam Matthew Digital and the RBSCG for a student or new professional. The conference offers an opportunity to learn from experts about a particular aspect of special collections work, to share ideas, and to connect with fellow professionals.

This year one bursary place is reserved for a student or new professional from a BAME background.

Candidates should be members of the CILIP Rare Books & Special Collections Group (either as a CILIP member or Group-Only Member) who are either students or have only recently started a career working with special materials. If you are not a member of CILIP or the RBSCG you should be willing to become a member if in receipt of the bursary.

The bursary award comprises:

  • Free attendance at the Conference, including the conference dinner, and accommodation for two nights.
  • Reasonable standard class travel expenses up to £100.

Bursary award winners are expected:

  • To attend for the full conference programme, to maximise the benefit to be gained from this opportunity.
  • To write a report on your experience at the conference for the Rare Books Newsletter or for sponsors social media.
  • To assist the organisers as required with practical tasks during the Conference.

To apply for a RBSCG new professional/student bursary:

Please quote your CILIP membership number or state that you are a Group Only member if applicable, and provide a short outline (under 300 words) of the ways in which attendance at the conference will benefit your career. Place(s) will be awarded to the applicant(s) who in the view of the Group Committee make the best case for their attendance. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for the BAME student or new professional bursary on your application.

To apply for a bursary, please email the Hon. Secretary of the Group, Melanie Wood, secretary.rbscg@cilip.org.uk

Closing date: 5th July 2019. .


Group Bookings info

You can make a group booking at any point using the book now button. Simply make your initial individual booking, save and then add another attendee. To make use of your CILIP membership benefits you should ensure that you use each member’s specific details (and member number) details at the time of booking or discounts will not be applied.

If you have complex group booking needs then you may wish to contact us directly at membernetworkfinances@cilip.org.uk

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