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Guild of Book Workers Centennial Celebration - Symposium and Exhibition

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  • Eric Alstrom, GBW Publicity Chair
    Please excuse any cross-posting and feel free to forward to those who may be interested. Thank you! Save The Date! GUILD OF BOOK WORKERS CELEBRATES 100 YEARS!
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      Please excuse any cross-posting and feel free to forward to those who may be
      Thank you!

      Save The Date!

      The Guild of Book Workers is pleased to announce in honor of its 100th
      anniversary a Centennial Celebration in New York City, October 12-14, 2006.

      The main celebration will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine in
      their handsome building on Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street and Central Park.
      Their facilities are perfectly suited for the event, with a proper
      auditorium that seats 500, and two large, bright rooms with windows
      overlooking the Park for the Vendor's Room. A historical symposium on "The
      Art of the Book in America" will be held there on Friday, October 13 and
      Saturday, October 14. Invited speakers and regional reports will showcase
      the excellent work done on this continent during the 20th century:
      calligraphy, marbling, binding, and conservation from coast to coast.

      On Thursday afternoon, October 12, an Opening Reception will be held at the
      Grolier Club at 60th Street and Park Avenue to view the Guild's 100th
      Anniversary Exhibition, which will include both a Retrospective Exhibition
      and a juried Current Exhibition. On Saturday evening, October 14, the
      celebratory Banquet will be a dinner-cruise on the "Spirit of New York,"
      including a boat ride on the Hudson with the Statue of Liberty and the
      skyline of New York on view. Additional attractions will include a vendor's
      room at the New York Academy of Medicine as well as the many museums and
      libraries of New York: the Metropolitan Museum, the Morgan Library, the New
      York Public Library, the Center for the Book Arts, and others. Tours and
      events are still in the planning stage, please check the Centennial website
      for up-to-date information.

      The conference registration form will available online beginning May 1,
      2006. Check the Centennial webpage
      <www.palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/centennial.shtml> for further
      information and up-to-date schedules. Housing and transportation information
      will be available online. There will be an airline conference rate.

      The Guild of Book Workers is the national organization in the United States
      for all the book arts. It was founded in New York City in 1906 to "establish
      and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the
      several hand book crafts." Among its early members were well-known
      artist-craft workers. Today, the Guild is almost 1000 members strong, and
      embraces all the book arts - from binding to printing to marbling to
      calligraphy; from the traditional to the avant-garde. Our members come from
      across the United States and around the world.

      The Guild still believes, as did its founders, that there is a
      responsibility among civilized people to sustain the crafts involved with
      the production of fine books. Its members hope to broaden public awareness
      of the hand book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to
      stress the need for sound book conservation and restoration.

      The Guild of Book Workers is governed by an elected group of volunteers who
      serve as officers, committee chairs and chairs of the regional chapters. In
      1978 the Guild became incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in New
      York State and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3)
      of the Internal Revenue Code.

      Events in summary:
      € Registration begins May 1, 2006. The registration form will be online
      € Thursday, October 12: An Opening Reception for the Centennial Exhibition
      at The Grolier Club. The exhibition features both a Retrospective Exhibition
      and a Contemporary Exhibition.
      € Friday and Saturday, October 13 -14: Centennial Symposium: "The Art of the
      Book in America, 1906-2006" at the New York Academy of Medicine
      € Saturday, October 14: Centennial Celebration Dinner Cruise: See the
      skyline of New York and the Statue of Liberty on the "The Spirit of New
      York" while toasting the anniversary of the Guild and visiting friends and
      € Vendor Room at the New York Academy of Medicine.
      € Lab tours and visits at NY museums
      € For up-to-date details, check the GBW website:
      <palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw >. Events are still being organized.
      Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

      Please plan to join us to celebrate the Guild of Book Workers' 100th

      Questions? Please contact Eric Alstrom, Guild of Book Workers Publicity
      Chair <publicity@...>

      Eric Alstrom
      Publicity Chair & WebBinder
      Guild of Book Workers
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