WHO OWNED THIS? Libraries and the Rare Book Trade consider issues surrounding Provenance, Theft and Forgery
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Images: Grolier Club New York
Amsterdam, world capital of book production in the 17th and 18th centuries, still abounds in libraries. Pick your choice: Ets Haim, the oldest Jewish library in Europe; the Artis-Bibliotheek, the library of our zoo where you step from Audubon in the actual natural world; the Special Collections of our University; the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, shelter for intractable thinkers; the City Archives with jewels of our past; and many more. Amsterdam is full of museums, large and small: of course you will have the opportunity to see Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum, and Mondriaan in the Stedelijk, our shipping history in the Scheepvaart Museum (home to great atlases and globes, and tales of discovery), and much more. Fine restaurants cater to the hungry booksellers and waterfront cafés to the thirsty. To avoid traffic jams our transportation will be mainly by canal boat. Don't miss the opportunity to visit with us to some smaller towns in Holland: quiet Hoorn, Haarlem, "royal" The Hague, and Leiden (our own "Oxbridge"). All have their own museums and libraries, displaying treasures of our Golden Age. ILAB-Congress is also an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. Conferences with bibliophiles and professionals are planned, discussions on the history of the book and its future. ILAB-Congress is also an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. Conferences with bibliophiles and professionals are planned, discussions on the history of the book and its future. When the Congress ends, the Fair opens its doors. The Congress participants will have the privilege of a cocktails preview of the Book Fair on Friday, before we conclude our Congress with a festive dinner. The 40th Amsterdam International Book & Print Fair will be open to the public on Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October.