Conference on Natural History Illustration
LOVERSTR at sil.si.edu
Tue Dec 15 07:47:39 PST 1998
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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
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
E-mail: loverstr at sil.si.edu
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