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.
Keynote speaker, Jeanne Drewes, Library of Congress: “Should It Stay or Should It Go? Critical Decisions for America's National Patrimony”
Marcia Reed, Getty Research Institute: “To Have and/or To Hold: Conservators and Curators Communicating as Long-term Partners”
Sherelyn Ogden, Minnesota Historical Society: “Cultural Heritage Preservation: Conservation at a Crossroads”
Michele Cloonan, Simmons College: “Education for Preservation and Conservation”
“Ethics in the Marketplace for Books” (Bruce McKittrick, principal, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Philadelphia; Paul Ruxin, Chicago collector; Scott Kellar, Chicago book binder and conservator; Russ Maki, principal, Graphic Conservation Co., Chicago)