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Octavofest: How an Eccentric Collector’s House Grew into a National Book Museum

October 25, 2016 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm


With funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County is hosting the 8th annual Octavofest, celebrating the craftsmanship of bookmaking and paper arts. The celebration also includes highlighting the region’s own library and museum collections of fine and rare books.

Oct. 25, from 12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. keynote speaker Rickey Tax will conduct a lecture highlighting the many historical items and artifacts in the Museum Meermano.  The artifacts include medieval manuscripts, incunabula, paintings, antiquities, and book collections from the past and through present time.

Tax is an international expert on the history of books and currently serves as the acting director at the Museum Meermano in The Hague, Netherlands. The discussion is scheduled to take place at Oberlin College, Wilder Hall.  This event is co-sponsored by the Oberlin College Book Studies Committee and The Friends of the Oberlin College Library.  >>> For more information, click here

 Octavofest 2016 may have additional events; however, could require an admission fee. Click here for an Octavofest event brochure.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of  Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.



October 25, 2016
12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
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Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County


Oberlin College Library, Wilder Hall
135 W. Lorain Street
Oberlin, 44074 United States
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