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The Ephemerist Summer 2017

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The Summer issue of the society's journal is scheduled to be posted, along with the Spring issue, to members at the end of July and contains the following articles:

  • Henna Karhapää | Three trade cards of Matthew Darly
  • Anna Scully | Railway timetables for ‘special trains’ from the year 1880
  • John G. Sayers | Coronation voyage on RMS Queen Mary
  • University of Reading typography students | First time at the Fair
  • Plus regular favourites | Mrs Pepys' Diary, Bookstack and Notes & Queries

Front and back cover image: Detail from front cover of The rocket racket: an ABC of RP firing
(London: Air Ministry, 1944), a 32-page booklet for RAF servicemen.

 

The Ephemerist Spring 2017

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The Spring issue of the society's journal is scheduled to be posted to members at the end of July and contains the following articles:

  • Graham Twemlow | Spot the difference
  • David Knott | Collecting on a shoe string: compliments slips
  • John G. Sayers | A Sunlight Soap testimonial
  • Geraldine Beare | The Strand Magazine, 1891–1950
  • Plus regular favourites | Mrs Pepys' Diary and Notes & Queries

Front and back cover image: Detail from an orange crate label, c.1940s.
Chromolithographed in six colours.

 

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The Ephemerist

Good news for our ever patient members who are looking forward to once again perusing the pages of the society's much admired journal.

The Spring 2017 issue of The Ephemerist is now scheduled for publication in the middle of July, and together with the Summer issue, will be despatched by the end of July.

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

 

 

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Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2017

16-18 November, Manchester

The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in Europe for museums and heritage professionals. Over 1,500 senior staff discuss the latest issues, discover new practice and meet the world's leading suppliers and consultants.

This year's event is packed with content - including three fantastic themes on Audiences, Collections and Workforce. Delegates will have the opportunity to debate and discuss big ideas with colleagues from around the UK and internationally. Keynote speakers include Lemn Sissay, writer and broadcaster, Francesca Martinez, comedian and writer, Jeremy Deller, Turner Prize-winning artist and Jenny Waldman, director, 14-18 NOW.

There are a host of other sessions, practical workshops and training - all developed to facilitate fresh thinking. The social events give you the opportunity to see The Whitworth Art Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry and network at People's History Museum.

The third day to conference this year is a chance to visit a range of museums and galleries in Manchester with a programme of special events, exhibition tours, expert talks and behind-the-scenes visits to museums, galleries and cultural venues in the area, all included in the price. Early bird booking ends on 16 August 2017.

For more information and bookings visit the Museums Association website.

 

Vive Les Satiristes! French Caricature During the Reign of Louis Philipp, 1830-1848

Oak Knoll Press

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Published to accompany the exhibition Vive Les Satiristes! French Caricature During the Reign of Louis Philipp, 1830-1848, held at the Grolier Club, March 22 through May 27, 2017. Collector's Statement, Introduction, and "The Editor/Publisher and His Artists" by Josephine Lea Iselin, followed by an illustrated checklist of the collection.

A fascinating overview of the Golden Age of social and political satire in 19th-century France, focusing on the role of controversial and wildly popular journals such as La Caricature and Le Charivari, and the great illustrators - Daumier, Grandville, and others - who captured in these pages the foibles of those around them with unmatched humor, skill, and style.

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