Bookplate making, collecting and use in Australia

Bookplate making, collecting and use in Australia

Dr Mark Ferson, bookplate enthusiast and founding president of the New Australian Bookplate Society, will speak on 'Bookplate making, collecting and use in Australia' putting these important and frequently artistic marks of provenance in both a historical and contemporary context.

Samuel Clayton for Charles Manigault, 1818, the earliest known Australian-made bookplate
Wednesday
27 March 2019 6pm to 7pm

Price

General Admission: Free

Location

Gallery Room
Ground Floor, Mitchell building
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

Bookplate making, collecting and use in Australia

Dr Mark Ferson, bookplate enthusiast and founding president of the New Australian Bookplate Society, will speak on 'Bookplate making, collecting and use in Australia' putting these important and frequently artistic marks of provenance in both a historical and contemporary context.

This is an ALIA Rare Books and Special Collections Australia partner event with the State Library of New South Wales. ALIA Rare Books and Special Collections is a forum for library and information professionals who are responsible for, and interested in, rare books and special collections.

Dr Mark Ferson is a Sydney public health physician and paediatric specialist. He has been a student and sometime designer of bookplates for over 30 years and was awarded a Master of Art Theory for a thesis on 'A history of bookplate collecting in Australia, 1890-1953'. Mark's interests are in library history, art deco, bookplates and the book arts and he has published and lectured on these topics. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Book Collectors' Society of Australia. In 2006 he co-founded the New Australian Bookplate Society www.bookplatesociety.org.au and is its president and Newsletter editor.

 


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