Medieval Hand Papermaker to lecture in SLC Oct 18th

Some days I just get tired of all the new age talk, the 21st century hype. That’s one reason that when I got the message from Randy Silverman about a Medieval Hand Papermaking lecture by Jacques Brejoux I was genuinely thrilled. Something new (OK only new to me) in the library world.

Do not miss this stellar opportunity to hear one of the world’s great hand papermakers discuss his contributions to the advancement of the craft. His papers are dearly prized by conservators such as Christopher Clarkson for use in paper case bindings.

With more than 30 years experience exploring the craft of hand papermaking in Puymoyen, France (where paper was first made in 1539), Jacques Brejoux recently completed a full-scale set of medieval stampers to prepare pulp and improve the quality of his papers. Years of work and 30,000 Euros later, Mr. Brejoux has realized one of the most significant accomplishments in contemporary hand papermaking. This lecture describes the entire medieval stamper project and the unusual, multi-ply papers that result from beaten, 70-year old linen rags. The finished papers are coveted by conservators and artists internationally.

You should definitely get outside of your usual 21st century hum drum and come hear Monsieur Brejoux speak to a topic so historic it’s worth all you can do to get there.

Oct. 18, 7 pm. President’s reception previous at 6:30, Alta Club. Attendees are encouraged to have dinner before or after the event at the Alta Club.

Sponsor: University of Utah’s Marriott Library. Contact Randy Silverman for more information.

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Colleen Eggett

Colleen Eggett is the Library Resources Program Manager for the Utah State Library in Salt Lake City UT.