Past Annual Meeting Presentations

A list of Midwest Chapter Annual meetings from 1998 onwards. (If you have information about previous meetings, send them to us!)

2011: Indianapolis, IN (April 29-May 1)
Lecture and Workshop: Scaleboard Bindings with Julia Miller
Dinner and business meeting

2010: Ann Arbor, MI (April 16-17)
Tours: Bentley Historical Library, Bessenberg Bindery, Hollander’s
Workshop: Paper Marbling with Steve Pittelkow
Dinner and business meeting

2009: Cincinnati, OH (May 1-3)
Tour: Hebrew Union College’s Lloyd Library
Workshop: Secret Belgian Workshop with Emily Martin

2008: Des Moines, IA (April 11-13)
Tours: Archival Products and Library Binding Services; Salisbury House and their Special Collection Library; a private showing of LBS owner Fritz James’s personal rare book collection and Peggy Johnston’s home and studio
Workshop: Eggshell Lacquer Technique with Monique Lallier
Dinner and business meeting

2007: East Lansing, MI (March 23-24)
Lecture: Martin Frost on Fore Edge Painting
Workshop: Fore Edge Painting with Martin Frost
Dinner, slideshow of member’s work and business meeting

2006: Chicago, IL (April 28-29)
Tour: Chicago Public Library Special Collections
Slide Presentation: “The Halliwell Phillips Album Collection: A Preservation Solution at the Folger Shakespeare Library” by Renate Mesmer
Workshop: Tips and Tricks for Paper Conservation with Renate Mesmer
Dinner, slideshow of member’s work and business meeting

2005: Cleveland, OH (April 29-30)
Tours of the Intermuseum Conservation Association; Cleveland Public Library and the Rowfant Club
Business meeting and swap meet at the Strong Bindery

2004: South Bend, IN (April 23-25)
Tour: Notre Dame’s conservation lab and special collections library
Lecture: “The Great Circle: Diversions and Digression in Bookbinding and Other Haunts” by Tim Ely
Workshop: The Painted Book with Tim Ely
Dinner and Slideshow/Discussion of member’s work
Business meeting and swap meet

2003: Bloomington, IN (April 4-6)
Tour: Indiana University’s Lilly Library special collections and new conservation lab
Two Day Workshop: Knife Sharpening with Jeff Peachy
Dinner party at Jim Canary’s house
Business meeting

2002: St. Louis, MO (April 19-21)
Tours: Missouri Botanical Garden Library and conservation lab; Washington University’s Olin Library special collectons; Joanne Kluba exhibit at the Craft Alliance; Richard Baker’s conservation studio
Workshop: Spring Back Ledger Bindings with Richard Baker
Party: Richard and Shirley Baker’s house
Reception: Opening of Stone Eye exhibition at St. Louis Aritst’s Guild with a talk by Pamela Rups on “Making a CD Exhibition Catalogue”
Business meeting: Breakfast at Stephen Kinsella Paper with a tour of their warehouse

2001: Chicago, IL (March 30-April 1)
Tours: Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection and Tibetan collection and conservation department of the Field Museum
Lecture: “The Art of the Book in Tibet” by Jim Canary
Workshop: Tibetan Papermaking with Jim Canary
Dinner and Slideshow/Discussion of member’s work
Business meeting and Edible Book Show and Tea

2000: Lexington, KY (May 19-21)
Tour: King Library Press and Young Library conservation lab (University of Kentucky); Larkspur Press
Workshop: Pulp Repairs with Barbara Korbel
Lecture: “Ediciones Vigia: Cuban Book Artists” by Jeanne Drewes
Business meeting

1999: Minneapolis, MN (May 21-23)
Tours: Campbell Logan Bindery and Cave Paper; Walker Art Center Library; Wilbur Schilling’s printing and binding studio; orther area artist’s studios
Open House: Minnesotta Center for Book Arts with a lecture by Annie Tremmel Wilcox on her new book “A Book Arts Life”
Workshops: Quill Pen Demonstration with Dennis Ruud; Introduction to Marbling with Dana Brumitt; Personallized Bookplates with Mary Jo Pauly
Lecture: “Miniature Bookbinding: Structure and Design” by Gabrelle Fox
Business meeting at MCBA

1998: Columbia, Missouri (May 22-24)
Tours: Jo Stealy’s papermaking studio
Workshops: Turkish Paper Marbling with Jim Downey and Tunnel Books with Annie Tremmel Wilcox
Business meeting and “Show’n’Tell’n’Sell” at Legacy Art and BookWorks

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