The Blaeu Globes: a study in conservation

24th Nov 2020 19:00 - 24th Nov 2020 Event Type: Lecture

The Blaeu Globes: a study in conservation

This online lecture explains the challenges of a year-long project to conserve the Blaeu globes, which since the 17th Century have resided in the Morley Library, a legacy from George Morley, Bishop of Winchester (1662-1684), to his cathedral.

The lecture sets in context the recent work on these terrestrial and celestial globes, drawing on several case studies in conservation, and explores the tradition of globe-making in which Blaeu’s work stands.

About the speaker

Sylvia Sumira is an independent conservator specialising in globes.

After graduating in the History of Art, Sylvia gained a Diploma in Paper Conservation from Gateshead Technical College. She went on to work in globe conservation at the National Maritime Museum, which included a period of study at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Since setting up her own studio, she has worked for numerous private and institutional clients from all over the world. Her book, The Art and History of Globes, was published by the British Library.

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