The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Free, advanced registration required
Katherine Beaty presents an overview of Italian tacketed stationery binding structures and history preceding her two-day workshop. From the 14th through the 19th centuries, tacketed stationery books were designed for daily use as day, letter and account books and had to live up to the task. Ms. Beaty will discuss terminology and binding variations using images from the Medici collection at Baker Library at Harvard University.
About the Speaker
Katherine Beaty is a rare book conservator in the Weissman Preservation Center for the Harvard Libraries. For the past ten years, Katherine has been treating rare books from the Harvard library collection, with a special interest in parchment, Islamic and non-western books, and investigating historical book structures. Over the last four years, she has been conserving early Italian account books from the Harvard’s Business School’s Baker Library Historical Collections. Katherine earned her MA from the Buffalo State College Art Conservation program with a specialization in book conservation, and is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation.