This Saturday, you are invited to two events that coincide with the final weekend of the exhibition 'John Latham: Anarchive' at the Whitechapel Gallery organised by the Ligatus Research Centre and supported by AHRC and PRS Foundation.
Saturday 4 September at 2pm
A composition and performance by composer/author David Toop based on John Latham's ideas of Flat Time.
David Toop: laptops, flutes, strings, amplified processes, omnipresent score.
At a time when artists' archives are being increasingly valued, this study day brings together leading artists, archivists and art historians to explore some key issues. How should artists and archivists deal with 'all this stuff'?
How may we interpret the sketchbooks, ephemera, recordings and other materials that artists leave behind?
When may the artist's archive become an art work itself?
On the 30th April, at 12:00 noon, Andrew Honey will give a talk on "The Conservation of Byzantine Manuscripts" as part of the Late Antique & Byzantine Archaeology & Art Seminar series. The talk will take place in the first floor seminar room of the Ioannou Cantre, St Giles, Oxford.
The history of bookbinding is not simply the history of a decorative art, but that of a craft answering a commercial need. The course will pay particular attention to the identification by structure more than decoration of different types of ordinary commercial bookbindings from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and how these types developed and how they illustrate the aims and intentions of the binding trade through the three centuries covered by the course.
In 2009, the Institute of English Studies in the University of London will run the London Rare Books School (LRBS), a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects. The courses will be taught by internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute's Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum , the Victoria and Albert Museum , the University of London Research Library Services , and many more.