The conference of bookbinding, will take place on February 12th, 2015 at 10 am
in the main hall of the National Library of Estonia, Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn.

Moderator: Lennart Mänd, member of the Estonian Artists' Association and Estonian Association of Designer Bookbinders (Estonia), head of the Department of Leather Art of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), professor.


09.00 Registration

10.00 Opening speech. Greetings to artist-bookbinders and Estonian poets
         Janne Andresoo, general director of the National Library of Estonia

10.10 "International exhibitions of artistic bookbinding “Scripta manent“ in Estonia"
          Sirje Kriisa, member of the Estonian Association of Designer Bookbinders

10.25 “Rumours of the death of paper books are exaggerated”
          Asko Künnap, graphic designer, publisher, poet (Estonia)

11.00 “Fine bookbinding today, techniques and materials”
          Jeff Clements, artist-bookbinder, member of Designer Bookbinders (UK)

11.40 “Complete works. Museum’s Perspective”
          Kai Lobjakas, art critic, director of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

12.00-13.00 BREAK

13.00 “How to bind the book of nature”"
          Valdur Mikita, biologist, writer, semiotician (Estonia)

13.40 “Jacky Vignon – French bookbinder and designer”
          Jacky Vignon, artist-bookbinder and designer (France)

14.20 “Homage to books”
          Maire Liivamets, literary critic, referent of National Library of Estonia

14.40 “My creative journey in bookbinding”
          Terhi Hursti, artist-bookbinder (Finland)

Attending the conference is free of charge.
The conference will be translated into Estonian and English.

Organizers of the conference: Estonian Association of Designer Bookbinders and National Library of Estonia.
Supporters: Estonian Ministry of Culture, British Embassy in Estonia, French Institute in Esonia.