Rare Book School
Yesterday I received this sweet promotional poster in the mail from Rare Book School.
Rare Book School is like summer day camp for librarians. I was fortunate enough to attend a course on illuminated manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum in 2010, apparently the last year that course was offered. We focused on medieval books of hours, and had the unique opportunity to view the Hours of Catherine of Cleves up close in the Morgan’s beautiful conservation center. The Thaw Conservation Center is composed of several labs so sophisticated that they include skylights with remote-controlled blinds. The center is built discreetly on the top floor of the Morgan townhouse such that it cannot be seen from the street, in order to preserve the historical integrity of the building. I feel especially lucky to have seen it from the inside!