A UI Libraries Conservation Lab 30th Anniversary Lecture featuring Pamela Spitzmueller, University of Iowa’s Conservator from 1989-1999
*September 4, 2014, 6:30pm in Shambaugh Auditorium located on the 1st floor of the Main Library*
Spitzmueller’s lecture, "Books as Physical Objects or How Conserving Damaged Rare Books and Manuscripts Inspired Me to Create New Book Objects" will cover her 35 year career in library conservation and book arts, from Chicago (Newberry Library), Washington, DC (Library of Congress), Iowa City (University of Iowa Library) and Cambridge, MA (Harvard University Library).
She has presented many lectures on historical book structures and created workshops on long and link stitch sewing; girdle books; a multi-quire, wooden-boarded codex from Egypt and most recently a model of a 17th c. printed Almanac for tradesmen with erasable pages. Pamela is also a retired Paper and Book Intensive Co-director where she has taught many classes.