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Medieval Bookbinding Talk at Hereford Cathedral

Medieval Bookbinding Talk at Hereford Cathedral

Medieval Bookbinding Talk at Hereford Cathedral by Arthur Green.

Local book conservator and bookbinder Arthur Green will talk about his work and the training that formed the foundation of his current practice. He will bring examples of his work to explain the craft and its historic context and will also attempt to explain the difference between bookbinding and conservation and how they differ but complement each other. In 2021 he completed a project to recreate a 12th-century Hereford binding from the Chained Library at Hereford Cathedral.

Arthur Green is an independent book conservator with a particular interest in the history of the book. After five years working as a trade bookbinder he gained a PG Diploma in Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts with distinction. Following internships at the Leather Conservation Centre and the British Library he worked for the Oxford Conservation Consortium and then the Bodleian Library. Arthur has published on bookbinding and conservation and started teaching in 2012. In 2016 he set up as an independent conservator and teacher, and currently has a studio near Malvern in Worcestershire, trading as Green’s Books.

Join Arthur Green in the Library’s Reading Room on Wednesday 30 March for this talk.

Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased via the cathedral website or by calling 01432 374 225/6

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Event Location

Hereford Cathedral, Hereford HR1 2NG

Organiser: Hereford Cathedral

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