Orchids, Surgery, Astronomy and Poetry

December 6, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library Phase III Moir Reading Room, 5th Floor

Hamilton Library houses thousands of unique resources in its Rare and Book Arts Collection. The collection provides students and faculty with an abundance of material for coursework and in-depth study in various disciplines.

Books of antiquity, originally assembled to share knowledge and discoveries, may now be considered artefactual, because of their construction with handmade paper, handset type, copper engravings and leather tooling arts.

All books in the General Rare category require specialized handling and conservation housing to keep them in stable condition.

Deborah Dunn of the Preservation Department Book Conservation Lab will exhibit a selection of books that span hundreds of years, and discuss the responsibilities of library staff and patrons when using irreplaceable library treasures.

This talk is part of the "Treasures at UH Hamilton Library," an educational initiative sponsored by the College of Arts & Humanities and Hamilton Library. This event is open to public.

Event Sponsor
College of Arts & Humanities, and Hamilton Library, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Yuma Totani, (808) 956-8564, yuma.totani@hawaii.edu

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