With funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County is hosting the 8th annual Octavofest, a celebration of the craftsmanship of bookmaking and the paper arts. The celebration also includes highlighting the region’s own library and museum collections of fine and rare books.
Thur. Oct. 20, from 1-3 p.m. keynote speaker Rickey Tax will compare and contrast libraries and museums throughout the United States and Europe and their function in the contemporary world of digital media. Tax is an international expert on the history of books and currently serves as the acting director of the Museum Meermano in The Hague, Netherlands. His lecture is accompanied by an exhibit of books on contemporary art from the Cleveland State University Gallery.
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Additional Free Octavofest Events Sponsored by Ohio Humanities
■ Sat. Oct. 22 from 1-4 p.m. | Scholars and Socialists: Four Centuries of Collecting for Museum Meermanno
■ Tue. Oct. 25, from 12:10-1:30 p.m. | The Bookworm, the Eaglestone and the Esquire, How an Eccentric Collector’s House Grew into a National Book Museum
Octavofest 2016 has additional events; however, may require full conference registration or an admission fee. Click Here for an Octavofest tri-fold brochure.