Interested in exploring books and archives dating back to the 13th century? Join our summer rare book school!
The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, in collaboration with UCLA’s California Rare Book School (CalRBS), is excited to present seven (7), week-long, intensive rare book courses at the Smithsonian from August 14-18, 2023. Participants will benefit from an expert faculty and the wealth of special collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials. All attendees will receive in-depth instruction over five consecutive days in specialized topics with authorities in their fields.
Courses and Instructors Include:
- The Power of Display: Books as Transformative Tools in Exhibitions (Jennifer Cohlman Bracchi and Vanessa Haight Smith)
- The Social and Material Lives of Comic Art, or, How Comics Get Around (Charles Hatfield)
- Introduction to Audiovisual Preservation (Siobhan Hagan and Walter Forsberg)
- Data Born in Literature: 600 Years of Special Collections Serving the Planet (Martin Kalfatovic)
- The Nature of Science in Manuscript and Print (Lilla Vekerdy and Leslie Overstreet)
- Introduction to Western Codicology (Ilya Dines)
- Artist Books at the Smithsonian (Brad Freeman)
Select a course above to learn more! From medieval Western manuscripts to comic art, there is something for everyone.
CalRBS was founded in 2005 as a non-degree education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by collectors and professionals working in libraries, archives, museums, and rare book communities. Read more about CalRBS.
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