FW: Conference on Natural History Illustration
Joyce M. Shaw
jshaw at seahorse.ims.usm.edu
Mon Dec 14 11:47:21 PST 1998
from the IMSLIC list
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)
e-mail: loverstr at sil.si.edu
phone: (202) 357-3161
Paul Cooper (The Natural History Museum, London)
e-mail: p.cooper at nhm.ac.uk
phone: 0171 938 9367
More information about the Nhc