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WHO OWNED THIS? Libraries and the Rare Book Trade consider issues surrounding Provenance, Theft and Forgery

decoration05 March 2019

On March 5th, 2019, ILAB will bring together a range of experts and scholars from the antiquarian book trade, libraries and investigation officials to inform and give advice to those attending the symposium.

The event will take place on the Tuesday before the New York Book Fair opens, giving many ILAB affiliates a chance to attend. The symposium will also be filmed and made available online a short while after the event has taken place via the Grolier Club video channel. This video will be available to all.


Many ILAB affiliates are faced with the increasing demands from institutions to have strong provenance on materials they buy. Booksellers need to know how to deal with this, and have a good understanding of what information libraries need. Attending libraries will have an opportunity to hear how these issues affect our trade and what the trade is doing about provenance, stolen books and theft.


The symposium will be practical and educational for all levels of the book trade and librarians. The symposium is free for all ILAB affiliates but reservation is mandatory as seats are limited. 


ILAB would like to thank our co-sponsors the ABAA and the Grolier Club for their cooperation and will communicate the final programme of speakers shortly.


Please note that the symposium is nearly fully booked (as of 12 September 2018). For any questions or if you wish to attend, please contact the ILAB Secretariat: 


Images: Grolier Club New York 


05 March 2019
Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
NY 10022
New York
free for ILAB affilitates and guests, reservation required
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