Event Title

A Book Museum for the Modern World Lecture

Location

Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115

Event Website

http://www.meermanno.nl/index/-/g-0/lang-en

Start Date

10-20-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

10-20-2016 3:00 PM

Cost to Attend

Free: Registration Encouraged

Pre-registration required?

Yes

Contact Information (for registration)

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu to register for this free lecture

Event Type

Lecture

Description

Mr. Rickey Tax is the featured guest of Octavofest 2016. He is the Head Librarian and Acting Director of the Museum Meermanno, the Dutch Museum of the Book. The Meermanno, in The Hague, The Netherlands, established in 1848, is the oldest book museum in the world.

About the Speaker

Rickey Tax was born in Amsterdam in 1965 and graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1991 as an art historian. During his work as a librarian in the Amsterdam University Library, he attained courses and master classes in book history, codicology and paleography, including several at the Institut d'histoire du livre in Lyon (France). In 2009 he graduated from the Plantin Institut for Graphic Arts in Antwerp (Belgium).

He has been working in Museum Meermanno, the Dutch Museum of the Book, since 2002, curating the so-called Modern Collection, i.e. printed material and archives after 1848. He is part of the team designing semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions on book-historical subjects and lectures frequently about the collections of the museum. Some recent exhibitions include Vogels! (about books on birds) and Het boek van binnen (an historical overview of book production).

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Oct 20th, 1:30 PM Oct 20th, 3:00 PM

A Book Museum for the Modern World Lecture

Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115

Mr. Rickey Tax is the featured guest of Octavofest 2016. He is the Head Librarian and Acting Director of the Museum Meermanno, the Dutch Museum of the Book. The Meermanno, in The Hague, The Netherlands, established in 1848, is the oldest book museum in the world.

About the Speaker

Rickey Tax was born in Amsterdam in 1965 and graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1991 as an art historian. During his work as a librarian in the Amsterdam University Library, he attained courses and master classes in book history, codicology and paleography, including several at the Institut d'histoire du livre in Lyon (France). In 2009 he graduated from the Plantin Institut for Graphic Arts in Antwerp (Belgium).

He has been working in Museum Meermanno, the Dutch Museum of the Book, since 2002, curating the so-called Modern Collection, i.e. printed material and archives after 1848. He is part of the team designing semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions on book-historical subjects and lectures frequently about the collections of the museum. Some recent exhibitions include Vogels! (about books on birds) and Het boek van binnen (an historical overview of book production).

http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/octavofest/2016/all/20