The Art of Papermaking in Italy & the U.S.

November 14, 2013

We invite you to attend a panel discussion on... 

The Art of Papermaking in Italy & the U.S.

Monday, November 18, 2013, 7:00 pm
Hammer Auditorium*
500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
*Please enter via the New York Avenue Entrance

On this evening, a panel discusses Italian papermaking history and tradition and explores innovative forms of contemporary papermaking in both Italy and the United States. This event is part of 2013 - Year of Italian Culture in the U.S., an initiative held under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic, organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., and  the support of corporate ambassadors, Eni and Intesa Sanpaolo. The Italian Paper Exhibition will be on view at the Embassy of Italy from November 20 until December 20, 2013.

Panelists Include:

v  Renato Miracco—Panel moderator and curator of the exhibition

v  Sylvia Rodgers Albro—Senior Paper Conservator, Conservation Division, Library of Congress

v  Tom Bannister—Managing Editor, Hand Papermaking Magazine

v  Dan DeSimone—Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

v  Helen Frederick—Founder, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center; Professor, George Mason University; Paper Artist

v  Giorgio Pellegrini—Director, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy

v  Lynn Sures—Professor and Chair of Fine Arts, Corcoran College of Art + Design; Paper Artist