This site uses cookies to provide a better experience. Continuing navigation accept the use of cookies by us OK

Lecture: "The Light Through: Handmade Paper and Watermarking from Fabriano"

Date:

10/21/2019


Lecture:

The University of Toronto’s Book and Media Studies Program at St. Michael’s College and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto present a public lecture on a unique heritage shedding light on the Italian culture of craftsmanship: the paper-making tradition, developed in Fabriano, a little town of the Marche inland, since the 12th century.


Fabriano has been the cradle of paper production in Europe, introducing among other innovations the watermarking (filigrana), a genius technique, using a fixed-wire mould, for the insertion of distinctive marks that can be seen against the light. Even today Fabriano represents one of the main manufacturing centres, where the tradition of handmade paper and watermarking still thrives.


This show-and-tell lecture (in English), held by a group of archivists, conservators and craftsmen from Fabriano, featuring documents, watermarks and rare objects, will highlight a fascinating journey into the world of paper and its fascinating history.

 

FREE EVENT CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Information

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : The University of Toronto’s Book and Media Studies Program at St. Michael’s College and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street, Toronto

Author:

Paolo Granata

2081