Conversations about Conservation | Moveable Books

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Billie Malès, Postgraduate Research Associate, will discuss how the YCBA’s conservators care for and repair these fragile objects.

About this program

Well before the modern computer, scientists used moveable charts and rotating “volvelles” to solve complex problems in navigation and mathematics. Join us in the Study Room to learn how we slide, spin, and flip seventeenth-century examples from the Rare Books and Manuscripts collection. Highlights include Robert Dudley’s monumental naval atlas Arcano del Mare (1661); Joseph Moxon’s Practical Perspective, or, Perspective Made Easie (1670); and Samuel Sturmy’s Mariner’s Magazine (1669). 


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Conversations about Conservation

Join us in the Study Room for a series of talks featuring works from the collection presented by members of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) Conservation department. Speakers will highlight objects in the collection, discuss how the artworks were made, and describe conservation treatments that have been performed. In addition, collections care, technical analysis, and the relationship of media to meaning will be explored. 

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Joseph Moxon, Practical perspective, or, Perspective made easier. London: Printed by Joseph Moxon and sold at his shop in Russel Street at the Signe of Atlas, 1670. 

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