THURSDAY, JANUARY 4
MORNING TOURS — 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 

Tour I – The Free Library of Philadelphia + The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Conservation Lab at the Perelman 

  • Group A: Attendees arrive to the Free Library of Philadelphia at 10:00 am via bus drop off. Once the tour is complete, attendees will meet at the same bus drop off location at 11:30 am where the bus will pick up all attendees and deliver them to the PMA to arrive by 11:40 am. Group will break for lunch on its own at 12:45 pm. Bus will pick up attendees at the PMA at 1:45 pm to return to UArts campus at 2:00 pm.
  • Group B: Attendees arrive to the PMA right before 10:00am via bus drop off. Once the tour is complete, attendees will meet at the same bus drop off location at 11:15 am where the bus will pick up all attendees and deliver them to the Free Library of Philadelphia  to arrive by 11:30 am to the Free Library of Philadelphia. Group will break for lunch on its own at 12:30-12:45 pm. Bus will pick up attendees at the Free Library of Philadelphia at 1:45 pm to return to UArts campus at 2:00 pm. 


    Tour II – Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania and the Common Press at PENN [30 attendees total]

    • Group A [15 attendees]: Attendees arrive to the Kislak Center for Special Collections,Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania at 10:00 am and then will transfer at 11:15 am to arrive at the Common Press at 11:30 am. Group will break for lunch on its own at 12:45 pm. Bus will pick up attendees at the Kislak Center for Special Collections at 1:45 pm to return to UArts campus at 2:00 pm.
    • Group B [15 attendees]: Attendees arrive to the Common Press at 10:00 am and then will transfer at 11:15 am to arrive at the Kislak Center for Special Collections,Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania at 11:30 am. Group will break for lunch on its own at 12:45 pm. Bus will pick up attendees at the Kislak Center for Special Collections at 1:45 pm to return to UArts campus at 2:00 pm.

    MORNING WORKSHOPS — 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Workshop A - Limited to 15 participants; No cost for participants, UArts has paper and inks donated for workshop. Offset lithography demonstration with Master Printer Amanda D’Amico and book format workshop utilizing printed structural diagrams of Hedi Kyle taught by Erin Sweeny

    Workshop B - Limited to 10 participants; No cost for participants, UArts has paper and inks donated for workshop. Single sheet Architectural bindings with Hedi Kyle--architectural forms.

    Workshop C - Limited to 10 participants; No cost for participants, UArts has paper and inks donated for workshop. Papermaking – lace papers and Asian techniques for end sheets or chine collé with Tatiana Ginsberg and Gail Deery.



    THURSDAY, JANUARY 4
    AFTERNOON TOURS — 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

    Tour III – The Library Company + The Historical Society of Pennsylvania [30 attendees total]

    • Group A [15 attendees]: Attendees meet at location of tour; arrive to the HSP at 2:15 pm and then will transfer at 3:15 pm to arrive at the Library Company at 3:30 pm.
    • Group B [15 attendees]: Attendees meet at location of tour; arrive to the Library Company at 2:15 pm and then will transfer at 3:15 pm to arrive at the HSP at 3:30 pm.


    AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS — 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Workshop A - Limited to 15 participants; No cost for participants, UArts has paper and inks donated for workshop. Offset lithography demonstration with Master Printer Amanda D’Amico and book format workshop utilizing printed structural diagrams of Hedi Kyle taught by Erin Sweeny

    Workshop D - Limited to 15 participants; No cost for participants, UArts has paper and inks donated for workshop. Lithography: dusting and gold leafing workshop with Master Printer Alex Kirilov. This workshop wills last 1 hour then this group moves to Workshop E at 3:30 pm.

    Workshop E (demonstration) - Limited to 15 participants; No cost for participants, UArts has paper and inks donated for workshop. Etching and Photogravure demo with Master Printer Randy Hemminghaus, printing William Kentridge plates. This workshop will last 1 hour then this group moves to Workshop D at 3:30 pm.


    AFTERNOON SPECIAL SESSION — 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Professional Development Session (for Student Members)
    Session with Russell Maret on how to present and discuss your work with collectors, curators, and at book fairs. Maret will also present and discuss his own work.  


    FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
    AFTERNOON TOURS 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 

    Tour IV – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania [15 attendees total]
    Attendees meet at location of tour; arrive to the HSP at 3:30 pm for a tour. 

    Tour V - The Library Company [15 attendees total]
    Attendees meet at location of tour; arrive to the Library Company at 3:30 pm for a tour.

    Tour VI - Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania [15 attendees total]
    Bus will pick up attendees in front of Hamilton Hall and will depart at 3:30 pm. Attendees arrive to the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania at 4:00 pm and then tour ends at 5:00 pm. Bus will pick up at 5:00 pm to return to UArts by 5:30 pm.


    TOUR INFORMATION

    Tour I  - The Free Library of Philadelphia + The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Conservation Lab at the Perelman

    Located at the Parkway Central Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Special Collections enhance the educational mission of the Library by assembling and making accessible historic materials, providing reliable and knowledgeable research services, and offering instructional programs that promote understanding of our shared cultural heritage. One of the largest and most diverse collections in a public library, the Rare Book Department offers free public access to a rotating series of exhibitions. Its holdings represent the history of written communication from ancient beginnings to the present day. The Print and Picture Collection is home to fine art prints, photographs, drawings, and artists' books, as well as extensive research collections of Philadelphia images. 

    Participants on this tour will start at the Print and Picture Collection on the 2nd Floor of Parkway Central Library to view items from the Artists’ Books Collection, and will continue to the 3rd Floor to see the Rare Book Department’s exhibition, Big and Small, Books for All.

    The Print and Picture Collection Artists’ Book Collection

    The Print and Picture Collection has a growing collection of over 400 artists’ books. The donation of 50 artists’ books by a collector, who then challenged the local book arts community to match her donation, has greatly enhanced the size and depth of the collection. Artists represented include Johanna Drucker, Susan King, Hedi Kyle, Joan Lyons, Caitlin Perkins, Maddy Rosenberg, Ed Ruscha, Patty Smith, and Susan Viguers. You can find Artists’ Books in the library’s online catalog.

    The Rare Book Department’s exhibition, Big and Small, Books for All

    This family-oriented exhibition features extraordinary books selected for their extreme sizes and unusual shapes. Visitors of all ages can interact with special artifacts and explore ideas of the form, function, and meaning of the book as a physical object. Hundreds of items will be on display, including a 4,000-year-old Sumerian tablet that is smaller than a bar of soap, a handwritten medieval music book taller than a toddler, an Armenian prayer scroll longer than an alligator, and tiny books barely the size of a pencil eraser.

    Philadelphia Museum of Art / Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Paper Conservation Lab in the Perelman Building (corner of Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues, between 25th and 26th streets).



    Tour II - Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania and the Common Press at PENN

    The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts advances learning and inspires discovery in Penn's community and around the world. The goals of the Kislak Center align with those of the Penn Libraries as a whole: to make our collections accessible; to use technology in innovative and meaningful ways; to enhance teaching and research; and to preserve our cultural resources for future generations. The material collections housed at the Kislak Center include more than 350,000 books and 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts in a wide range of disciplines and formats, from medieval manuscripts to twenty-first century artists' books. Located on the 6th floor and parts of the 5th floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, the Kislak Center' recently renovated, award-winning facilities provide a variety of opportunities for learning and research. The reading rooms can accommodate twenty researchers at a time in addition to small groups in each of three study rooms. Five Kislak Center classrooms provide a space for students to interact with original editions of the works they have been studying and to learn how earlier generations encountered those same books, documents, manuscripts, or codices.

    Participants on this tour will have the opportunity to explore the spaces of the Kislak Center, briefly visit the new conservation lab, and view materials from our collections of fine and private press and artists’ books, including contemporary work by Mindy Belloff, Carolee Campbell, David Esselmont, Russell Maret, Robin Price, Abigail Rorer, and Gaylord Schanilec. Many of the items on display will be from the Jean-François Vilain & Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References and the Jeffrey Cooper Collection, two major recent gifts to the Penn Libraries. The Vilain-Wieck Collection was the focus of a 2016 exhibition, Color in American Fine & Private Press Books 1890-2015, and a number of books from that exhibition will be among those you will see in the Henry Charles Lea Library, part of the Kislak Center.

    The Common Press is the letterpress printing studio at the University of Pennsylvania. The press is a collaboration of interests, including writing (Kelly Writers House), print culture (the Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and visual arts and design (the School of Design). The facility provides a mixed media environment where students can move between digital and manual image making, collaborating with writers, printmakers and others in the book arts. The Common Press exists to assist in teaching design and to facilitate collaborative projects across the university. It was founded on January 17, 2006, the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth.

    Participants on this tour will have the opportunity to explore the Common Press’ collection of letterpresses, metal and wood type, and printing equipment, and view prints from the Common Press archive by Charles Burns, Wharton Esherick, Terry Adkins, Johanna Drucker, Carolee Campbell, as well as projects made in conjunction with the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Kelly Writers House.


    Tour III - The Library Company + The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

    The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America's oldest cultural institution and served as the Library of Congress from the Revolutionary War to 1800. The Library Company was the largest public library in America until the Civil War. The mission of the Library Company is to foster scholarship in and increase public understanding of American history before 1900 by preserving, interpreting, making available, and augmenting the valuable materials in our care, thus providing meaningful stewardship of the legacy of founder Benjamin Franklin.

    Participants on this tour will be provided a gallery tour with the three curators of the exhibition The Living Book: New Perspectives on Form and Function. Books come in many shapes and sizes and are used in many different ways. Library Company conservators have gathered a wide assortment of collection materials highlighting a new perspective on the material culture of the book. This exhibition presents details that animates the book and considers the preservation of these clues for future generations to discover. Visitors will also tour the McLean Conservation Department. 

    The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society’s remarkable holdings together with its educational programming make it one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries: a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement.

    Participants on this tour will view collections materials that would be of interest to the members, including 19th century zines and extra-illustrated volumes from other collections.

    A tour and introduction to HSP in the Information Commons will be provided, as well as a tour of the vault and the conservation lab. 


    VENDORS FAIR
    Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm 
    Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Vendors to be confirmed


    COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    The CBAA Annual Meeting encourages interaction between members as well as practical discussions of the goals of the organization. All CBAA Committees will hold their respective meetings and all members are encouraged to participate.


    REGISTRATION

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    HANDY REGISTRATION GUIDE

    https://cbaa.wildapricot.org/resources/CBAA Conferences/2018/Registration Guide.pdf 


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