In a little more than two weeks, our exhibition hall will reopen to the public after nearly a year of renovations. There remains a bit of work to be done, but look how far we've come!
From Fine Books & Collections Magazine: Exhibition of French Book Arts to Mark the Opening of the Grolier Club’s Renovated Exhibition Hall New York—On December 14, 2018, The Grolier Club will unveil its reconstructed state-of-the-art Exhibition Hall, capping a total renovation of the public spaces in the century-old building. To mark the occasion, The Grolier … Continue reading News about our re-opening:
The private library inventory catalogue of Samuel Petit (1594-1643), published in Paris in 1645, is one of the earliest printed inventory catalogues produced in France. According to Pollard and Ehrman, it was preceded only by the library inventories of Thomas Blaise (1641) and Jean des Cordes (1643). Petit was a French Huguenot priest, orientalist, classical … Continue reading The Library Inventory Catalogue of Samuel Petit across the Channel.
Now open in our second floor gallery: "A.J.A. Symons: A Bibliomane, His Books and His Clubs" from the collection of Simon C. W. Hewett. The exhibition runs through January 5, 2019.
We're on the home stretch of the renovation, and it's worthwhile to look back at where we are and where we've been. Enjoy the time-lapse blast from the past!
This morning, our first shipment of exhibition cases arrived. Goppion, a company based in Milan, has spent the last six months building them to our specifications. They might not look like much now, but in a few weeks these state-of-the-art cases will be the home of many Grolier Club exhibitions to come.
We have a few more images to share with you!