When:
Monday, Dec 16, 2019 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Boston Athenæum
10-1/2 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02201

Admission:
$15-20

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
www.bostonathenaeum.org

Panelists from Current Projects and North Bennet Street School—representing the worlds of traditional woodworking and craft bookbinding—explore the significance of their work for the Required Reading exhibition: a full-scale replica of a unique Colonial Revival bookcase; a faithful copy of a seventeenth-century “bookpress”; and leather-bound books emulating those in the historic King’s Chapel Library. By reproducing historic objects, we reach a level of intimate dialogue between past and present difficult to achieve through other means. What new questions emerge when we move beyond merely examining a piece to actively remaking it? How does the process of reproducing an object serve as a form of research, lending insight into past practices, tools, materials—and even the object’s social functions?

This event is $20 for Visitors
Boston Athenæum members $15

To register, or to learn more about this event, visit https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/6815/reading-craft-understanding-history-through-reproduction

To inquire about a Boston Athenæum membership, call 617-720-7612

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