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Annual Schewe Lecture this week: The Future of [Handmade] Paper with Tim Barrett

April 22, 2013


This spring, UW-Madison Libraries plays host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit runs from April 15 through June 2013, and includes display cases at the Kohler Art Library and at Silver Buckle Press and the Department of Special Collections in Memorial Library.

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Professor Timothy Barrett

The Friends of the Libraries are sponsoring a series of related lectures, artist talks, and workshops, starting with the Annual Schewe Lecture on Wednesday April 24th. Professor Timothy Barrett, MacArthur Fellow and Director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, will speak to the future of printing and paper in the digital age.

This event will include an exhibit viewing in Special Collections  from 5:00-6:00pm, followed by Dr. Barrett’s lecture and a reception.

Annual Schewe Lecture featuring Professor Timothy Barrett, MacArthur Fellow and Director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book

  • When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Where: 976 Special Collections, Memorial Library, 728 State Street

Description: The digital age has ushered in the decline of some paper publications and the rise of new electronic formats. As digital devices become increasingly user-friendly and cheap, what will become of printing and paper? Join paper specialist Tim Barrett as he speaks to these topics. Join us before the lecture to view the exhibit Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper in the Department of Special Collections.

This event is co-sponsored by the Libraries’ Department of Special Collections, the Silver Buckle Press, and the Kohler Art Library. The event is free and open to the public.