The Ticknor Society Collectors’ Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

The Ticknor Society

The Ticknor Society Collectors’ Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

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The Ticknor Society’s annual tradition of hosting the Collectors’ Roundtable is back in person with a conversation on artist’s books. This year’s participants will discuss the importance and influence of artist’s books in their lives and work: Darin Murphy, Head of the library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, will talk about some of the more interesting books in the library and how students at the school use them in their studies; book collector and conservator Marie Oedel will highlight artist’s books in her collection, particularly those that have informed her conservation work; and Meredith Santaus, Gallery Manager at Bromer Booksellers & Gallery, will present a dealer’s perspective on buying and selling artist’s books that have a focus on issues of social justice. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and visually stunning conversation! And don’t miss the start of the program, when we will announce the recipient of the 2022 George and Anna Eliot Ticknor Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize, who will receive $1000 and a free year’s membership to The Ticknor Society.

Darin Murphy manages the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. He has been growing the artists’ books collection there since 2008 and has added over 500 titles to the collection in the past six years, as well as over 16,000 print books to the general collection in the same period of time. Tufts University has been enormously supportive in acquiring artists’ books as teaching tools for all students, not just book artists. He also serves on the Board of Hand Papermaking, Inc.

Marie Oedel is the book conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has an active private conservation practice. She currently serves on the Grolier Club Council and is their Publications Chair. She is a past President of the Ticknor Society. Prior careers as a metals trader, at Goldman Sachs, and as Executive Director of the House of Seven Gables have led to unique book collecting interests!

Meredith Santaus is Gallery Manager and Curator for Bromer Booksellers & Gallery in Boston. Her work in the gallery engages with both the book as art and art as book. She has curated shows for Barry Moser, Shirley Jackson Whitaker, Sarah Hulsey, and Robin Price, among others. In 2021, Meredith curated “Pressing Issues: Voices for Justice in the Book Arts,” which showed a diversity of time periods, formats, identities, and issues ranging from climate change to the AIDS crisis to immigration. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, the University of St Andrews, and Simmons School of Library and Information Science. She currently resides in Providence, RI.

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11-12-22 @ 03:30 PM to
11-12-22 @ 04:30 PM

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