Visit by Gold Coast Calligraphy Society, July 2008

On Thursday 17th Jyly 2008 nine members of the Gold Coast Calligraphy Society, accompanied by a Heritage Collections volunteer, who is herself a keen calligrapher,  spent nearly two hours in the John Oxley Reading Room examining various examples of calligraphy, fine binding, private press, marbling and illumination.Of particular interest to the group were a number of selected illuminated addresses from the Library's Original Materials collections. These included illuminated addresses presented to Sir Herbert Chermside, W A Tully  and Frederick Philip Parkinson, as well as illuminated albums presented to Adolphus Marcus Hertzberg.

All participants declared themselves delighted with their visit, and hope to make it an annual event.

Clients looking at illuminated albums in the John Oxley Library reading room

Example of an illuminated address from the John Oxley Library collection


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