Seminar – 28 October – Jim Canary

October 21st, 2014 by

ALL WELCOME

4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room

Jim Canary

University of Indiana

Exploring the Tibetan Book: Meeting the Makers

Abstract

Beneath the text in the books and manuscripts of Tibet is a world of artisans that provide the support for the words with paper, pen, and inks.  Preserving these texts involves delving into that world to understand how things were done using what materials and how they differ from place to place and in time. As a Conservator and student of Tibetan I have had the opportunity to examine a variety of Tibetan materials and have been documenting the old ways of book production.  We will have a look into that world and see the richness of their traditions.