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F.T. Wimble Lecture: Print and Passion by Shane Carmody

F.T. Wimble Lecture: Print and Passion by Shane Carmody
New England Regional Art Museum
106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale NSW 2350

6.00pm Friday 6 April 2018


Print and Passion: the impact and legacy of printed books in England - Presented by Shane Carmody

The Inaugural F.T. Wimble Lecture

In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore some of the stories of printed books in England and their collectors. Drawing on many of the great libraries of the Britain, Shane will show how the printed book helped to change the face of English society and establish English as a dominant language. Along the way we will meet many bibliomaniacs and see some of the remnants of their collections in private, university and public libraries.

Shane Carmody is a historian with a passion for libraries and archives. He held leadership positions at the National Archives of Australia and the State Library of Victoria and now works at the University of Melbourne. Shane leads an annual tour ‘Great Libraries and Stately Homes of England’ for Australians Studying Abroad.

The Packsaddle Lecture series is a new program of annual lectures exploring the NERAM collections. The F.T. Wimble lecture is named after Frederick Thomas Wimble (1846-1936) ink-maker, type-founder, printers’ furnisher and politician. This lecture will look at the history of printing and printmaking. The Museum of Printing at NERAM holds the F.T. Wimble Collection of print equipment, type and materials.

$10.00 members of Friends of NERAM, ADFAS members, students/pensioners
$15.00 others
Book online or at NERAM Front Desk (limited seats available)

Made possible by Packsaddle
Supported by ADFAS Armidale
A 2018 Wimble's Wayzgoose event

Facilities: Wheelchair access, Disabled amenities

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896, page 483. Pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W. H. Hooper.