Lecture: Adam Larsson, Conservator, Uppsala University Library in Sweden

February 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Main Library, Room 2032

2014 marks the 30th year of the UI Library Conservation Lab!

We begin a year of celebratory events starting with the following evening lecture:

Adam Larsson, Conservator, Uppsala University Library

Please join us February 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library, 2nd floor, room 2032

All are welcome!

Lars­son stud­ied book­bind­ing and book and paper con­ser­va­tion at Hantver­kets Folkhogskola School in Lek­sand, Swe­den. Since 1994 he has worked as a book con­ser­va­tor at the Car­olina Redi­viva (Upp­sala Uni­ver­sity Library) in Swe­den. In his work he has per­formed con­ser­va­tion treat­ments on a great vari­ety of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als: 2000 year-old papyrus frag­ments, books from Coper­ni­cus’ own library, medieval man­u­scripts, fire and water dam­aged books and also mate­r­ial from the maps and prints depart­ment at the Library.

Adam has lec­tured and con­ducted classes and work­shops at insti­tu­tions and book­bind­ing guilds in Swe­den, Fin­land, Eng­land, Italy, Jor­dan and the United States. He spent a month study­ing the tech­nique and con­ser­va­tion of Byzan­tine man­u­scripts in Greece, and has taken classes in book con­ser­va­tion with teach­ers Anthony Cains, Nicholas Had­graft, Jim Bloxam, Maria Fred­er­icks and many oth­ers.

In addition to his extensive research into medieval bindings, he has developed his own design and artist bookwork, and exhibits frequently throughout Europe.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear this presentation from an expert fluent in the history of the book and its current interpretations.