introduction page and poster 
Friday bus tour | Friday gathering and dinner 
Saturday symposium program

The Caxton Club, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Newberry Library will be hosting a two-day symposium exploring the current state of conservation ethics. Our 2015 symposium will kick off Friday morning with small group tours by bus for members and guests. Friday evening will be a gathering of book lovers, offering the chance to meet and dine with members of other clubs and the symposium speakers.

Please note that all Friday events require reservations and advance payment.

The Saturday program is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.

The Caxton Club / The Bibliographical Society of America / The Newberry Library 2015 Symposium on the Book - Preserving the Evidence: The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation | Saturday, April 18, 2015,  8:30  a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago‚Ä® | Featuring experts in the book world addressing a broad range of ethical issues that confront collectors of books, manuscripts, maps, and other works on paper or parchment. Speakers will also outline the challenges of preserving the evidences of our past, sometimes in the face of the conflicting interests of buyers, sellers, scholarly and other readers, binders, curators and conservators. | Free and open to the public. | Poster design by Martha Chiplis | Poster photos courtesy of the Newberry Library and Graphic Conservation Co.

View the symposium program.

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The Caxton Club / The Bibliographical Society of America / The Newberry Library

2015 Symposium on the Book

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