The Treasured Hunt: Collecting Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Past, Present, and Future

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Matter, E. Ann
Ransom, Lynn
Steiner, Emily
Sherman, Claire Richter
Rundle, David
Stallybrass, Peter
Tanis, James
Dreher, Derick
Maxwell, Robert

Welcome and Opening Remarks: E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania, and Lynn Ransom, Free Library of Philadelphia Session 1. Beginnings: Collecting in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Session Chair: Emily Steiner, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania Claire Richter Sherman, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, "The Manuscript Collection of King Charles V of France: The Personal and the Political" David Rundle, History Faculty and Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, "The Butcher of England and the Renaissance Arts of Book-Collecting" Session 2: Civic Service: The Legacies of Philadelphia-Area Collectors Chair: Peter Stallybrass, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania James Tanis, Director of Libraries and Professor of History Emeritus, Bryn Mawr College, "Migrating Manuscripts" Derick Dreher, Director, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, "Of Private Collectors and Public Libraries: Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach and John Frederick Lewis" Session 3: Keynote address Welcome: H. Carton Rogers, Vice Provost & Director of Libraries, University of Pennsylvania Chair: Robert Maxwell, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania Christopher de Hamel, Gaylord Donnelley Fellow Librarian, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, "The Manuscript Collection of C. L. Ricketts (1859-1941)" Session 4: The Hunters and the Hunted: A Roundtable Discussion with Private and Institutional Collectors Chair: David Wallace, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania Moderator: Richard Linenthal, Bernard Quaritch Ltd. Panelists: Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Private Collector Gifford Combs, Private Collector Toshiyuki Takamiya, Private Collector, Keio University Consuelo Dutschke, Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Columbia University William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, The Walters Art Museum

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<p>Audio recordings of presentations at a conference hosted by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, on November 2, 2007.</p> <p>Each presentation is available for download as an audio file by selecting one of the additional file links, below. Available versions for each presentation are standard quality and high quality audio files; presentations with images may also be downloaded as enhanced podcasts (mp4 format). The conference program is also available for download.</p>
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