Wednesday 2 November 2016

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open House: Conservation and Digitization Labs (optional)
The University of Michigan Library Conservation Lab and Digital Conversion Unit will be open to visitors arriving early for the symposium. The two labs are located in the Buhr Building (837 Greene Street) on the South Campus, approximately three quarters of a mile from the Hatcher Graduate Library (on the Main Campus). Click here for directions to the Buhr Building.

Thursday 3 November 2016

All events are in the Library Gallery/Room 100 on the first floor of Hatcher Graduate Library (913 South University Ave) unless otherwise noted. Click here for directions to the Hatcher Graduate Library.

8:30 am to 9:00 am
Registration (coffee)

9:00 am to 9:30 am
Welcome and Introductions
Paul Conway
9:30 am to 10:00 am
Photographic Essay: The Flood of Florence – The Photos of Balthazar Korab
John Comazzi
10:00 am to 10:45 am
Memoir: Peter Waters and the Origins of Library Conservation
Sheila Waters

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Break (light refreshments)
11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Theme Panel: Book Conservation
Don Etherington (Beth Doyle, Julia Miller, Sherelyn Ogden)

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Perspective: Consequences of the Flood on Works of Art – Connoisseurship and Conservation
Megan Holmes

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Break (light refreshments)
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Theme Panel: Disaster Preparedness and Response
Jeanne Drewes (Doris Hamburg, Nancy Kraft, Shannon Zachary)

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Reception (refreshments)

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
The Florence Flood on Film: Days of Destruction and Restoration
University of Michigan Museum of Art (Helmut Stern Auditorium)

Click here for more information about the screening of Florence: Days of Destruction and The Restoration of Books, Florence, 1968

Friday, 4 November 2016

8:30 am to 9:00 am
Re-assembly (coffee)
9:00 am to 9:15 am 
Welcome Back and Introductions
Paul Conway
9:15 am to 10:30 am
Theme Panel: Education and Training
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa (Morgan Adams, Cathleen Baker, John Dean)

10:30 am to 10:45 am
Break (coffee)

10:45 am to 12:00 pm             
Closing Keynote: Materiality and Meaning in a Digital World
Michael F. Suarez, S.J.

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Exhibit Reception and Remarks (refreshments)
Stephen S. Clark Library (2nd floor, Hatcher Graduate Library)

Click here for more information about the exhibit “The Florence Flood, November 1966: The Conservation of Books at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale and Beyond” curated by Cathleen A. Baker.

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