Friends of the Library Discovery event - Cheryl Hoskin on one of the Library's most beautiful rare books
Discover one of the Library’s most beautiful rare books with Cheryl Hoskin: Berthe Hoola van Nooten’s Fleurs fruits et feuillages choisis de l’ile de Java, published in 1880.
This magnificent book with coloured life-sized plates of the fruits and flowers of Java is one the finest examples of chromolithography, a milestone in colour printing. Cheryl will also talk about the fascinating life of botanical artist Berthe Hoola van Nooten: wife to a judge who travelled between Surinam and Batavia, a teacher who established five schools in America and Java, and an impoverished widow who published her art to support her five children.
When: Thursday 30 June 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: Writing Studio, Level 2, Barr Smith Library
Entry: $10.00 per person (GST inclusive) at the door. EFTPOS only. Students FREE. Proceeds support the University Library.
Bookings: By Wednesday 29 June to firstname.lastname@example.org.