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Conference on Natural History Illustration (fwd)
I thought some on this list might find this conference announcement
interesting. Jane D.
Jane P. Davidson Ph.D.
University of Nevada Reno
fax 702-784-6655 (Notice that the area code changes to 775 on Dec. 12,
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Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 08:12:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Leslie Overstreet <LOVERSTR@sil.si.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Conference on Natural History Illustration
I hope that some of you will find this enticing and that you will feel free to
pass the message along to others who might be interested.
The SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF NATURAL HISTORY
and The NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM (LONDON)
announce a joint international conference on
"DRAWING FROM NATURE: ART & ILLUSTRATION IN THE NATURAL-HISTORY SCIENCES"
April 14-16, 1999 (with optional excursions on April 17)
at The Natural History Museum, London.
The Society for the History of Natural History draws together an international
membership interested in the history of the natural sciences, including
bibliographical studies of scientific and artistic publications. Its 12th
international conference will explore the role of illustration and its
integration with text; the relationships between authors, artists, and
engravers; the relevance of illustration printing techniques; illustration
forms, from the realistic to the diagrammatic; and the background and function
of paper museums. Speakers will include Nicholas Barker (on Besler's "Hortus
Eystettensis"), Martin Kemp (Professor of the History of Art, Oxford), and
numerous others from England, the United States, Sweden, and Italy.
The conference fee is 90 British pounds for members of the Society, 110 for
non-members, and includes lunches and receptions.
Accomodation is available at Imperial College, University of London, for 29.50
British pounds per night, including full English breakfast. Deadline of Dec.31
to be assured of a room.
For a copy of the conference brochure, with further information and a
registration form, contact:
in North America:
Leslie K. Overstreet (Smithsonian Institution Libraries)
phone: (202) 357-3161
Paul Cooper (The Natural History Museum, London)
phone: 0171 938 9367
Leslie K. Overstreet
Curator of Natural History Rare Books
Special Collections Dept., NHB 51 / MRC 154
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Washington DC 20560-0154, USA
Phone: (202) 357-3161 Fax: (202) 357-1896