Sunday, October 29, 2006

Collectors and Collecting:
Private Collections and their Role in Libraries
Proposals are invited for papers for a conference to be held at Chawton House Library on 19 and 20 July 2007. The event is jointly organised by Chawton House Library, the University of Southampton English Department, and Goucher College, Baltimore. This conference will focus on individual collectors of books and manuscripts and their collections. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* The role of such collections within the context of the libraries where they may now be accommodated
* The way in which libraries manage an individual's collection
* The act and process of private collecting
* The motivation of the individual collector
* The book or manuscript as artifact in the context of private collections

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