The Library/The Quarry
Held in the Pierre Kemp Lab of the Jan Van Eyck Academie Maastricht, NL
The long life of books
This salon targets the corporeality of books with respect to their tactility and fragility. As books are – traditionally – material objects, their materiality is influenced through time and elements. We therefore want to discuss the care and conservation of books and the responsibility and function of librarianship. There is an interesting contradiction between the accessibility of books and the withdrawal necessary for conservation. How books age and what the fate of remaindered books is, the change of value through time are also aspects we want to include.
Guests include Odin Essers (curator special collections University Library) and Carlijn Postma (University Library collection manager), both from Maastricht University and Annet Perry-Schoot Uiterkamp (librarian Van Eyck).
The Book Salon is organized by The White Elephant in collaboration with Susanne Kriemann.
4 November from 16:30 – 19:30 at the Pierre Kemp Lab ( Van Eyck Library): Welcome!