Thursday, 24 August 2006
08.30 to 11.00, registration, Salle Communale
09.00 to 21.00, exchanges, Salle Communale
11.30 Opening ceremony, Nyon Castle
Speeches by the Nyon authorities, the President of FISAE and the President of the Congress Committee,
followed by a
reception offered by the Municipality
13.00 to 16.00 Visit of ex-libris exhibitions in Nyon (Castle, library, Salle Communale,
Salle de la Bretèche) Departure on foot from the Castle
16.00 to 17.00, registration, Salle Communale
17.30 Ferme du Manoir. Talk by Jean-François
Chassaing, President of AFCEL, on "Ex-libris: a French point of view".
18.30 Ferme du Manoir. Talk by Anthony Pincott on “Creating
an ex-libris database: the example of the Franks Collection at the British
The five exhibitions held in Nyon were
inaugurated after the reception at the
Castle of Nyon offered by the Municipal
authorities. Mme Monique Boss, Municipal
Councillor for Culture gave a speech.
In the Salle
Communale, there were
exhibitions, of which the best
bookplates submitted for the competition
related to the IX Winter Paralympic
games, and a group of attractive
ex-libris created by students of the
Fine Arts School of Geneva, which were judged by Congress
participants: the winner was Damien
There are many different approaches
to ex-libris and collecting. Mr
Chassaing gave a very specific
and clear conceptual viewpoint,
indicationg that 80% of ex-libris
created in France are made to be pasted
in books. The talk, with images, is
available on this site.
Many collectors today would like to have their ex-libris collection catalogued on their
computer,and be able to consult databases of major public collections to identify what they have. But there are many
ways of describing bookplates, many softwares, and many pitfalls...
This talk also is online here.