Join us in celebrating Northeast Ohio’s active community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books during Octavofest 2018! The overall theme of the Annual celebration is Books and Paper in Global Perspective . Keynote guests James Canary from Indiana University and Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá from Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar will present on topics ranging from conservation of ancient Tibetan manuscripts to contemporary uses of Maya hieroglyphic writing.Photo of James Canary courtesy of Latse Library

Jim Canary is the Conservator at the University of Indiana, Bloomington’s Lilly Library. The Lilly Library is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as well as a center of cultural enrichment. He has expertise on Asian book history, conservation, and preservation, and has worked with ancient Tibetan manuscripts. Canary will participate in Octavofest events in Cleveland in October.

Read about Canary's conservation work in the IDS News article.

Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá is a Tz'utujiil Maya educator, scholars and cultural activist at the Universidad Rafael Landívar in Guatemala City. He is in Cleveland this fall to learn paper and bookmaking at the Morgan Conservatory.

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