Collectors and Collecting: Private Collections and their Role in Libraries
19-20 July 2007
Chawton House Library, Hampshire, England
Collections assembled by individuals are now valuable assets of the libraries to which they have been donated and to the wider cultural heritage. This conference will focus on individual collectors of books and manuscripts and their collections. Topics include:
*The role of such collections within the context of the libraries where they are now accommodated
*The ways in which libraries manage an individual's collection
*The process of private collecting
*The motivation of the individual collector.
A list of confirmed speakers is available at http://www.chawton.org/education/conferences_b.html#collectors
This conference is jointly organised by Chawton House Library, the University of Southampton English Department, and Goucher College, Baltimore.
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