On June 27th, the William Morris Society in the United States will host a digital event, “Celebrating the Kelmscott Press.”
This program, part of the festivities associated with the first ever Kelmscott Press Day, will celebrate William Morris’s Kelmscott Press and the 125th anniversary of the Kelmscott edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Book Club of Washington. Based in Washington state, BCW is an organization dedicated to appreciation of fine books and the desire to explore, preserve and celebrate them.
The event will include brief talks and a demonstration of the Kelmscott Goudy Press at the Cary Collection, Rochester Institute of Technology.
We are honored to welcome the following experts to our session to share in the celebration:
- A brief history of the Kelmscott Press: Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Book Curator, University of Washington.
- On collecting Morris: Mark Samuels Lasner, William Morris Society Board member and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Delaware, and Fran Durako, owner of the Kelmscott Bookshop.
- The Kelmscott Goudy Press at Rochester Institute of Technology: Steven Galbraith, Curator of the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, and Amelia Fontanel, Associate Curator of the Melbert B. Cary Graphic Arts Collection
If you are already a William Morris Society in the United States member, there is no need to register – all members will receive a link to the event via email. Find out more about joining the Society.
For those unable to attend on the day, the event will also be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel.