Collecting the Distant World


Collecting the Distant World
For more than thirty years, Michael Graves-Johnston Antiquarian & Rare Books has sourced the finest examples of books, manuscripts and photographs in the fields of Africana, Oceania and Egyptology for many important public and private collections. These include leading institutions worldwide, such as the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, Washington DC; Northwestern University Library of Evanston, Illinois; the British Library, London; the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the American University, Cairo; as well as libraries in Australia, Hawaii, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, East and South Africa and across Europe.

Michael Graves-Johnston, a Philosophy graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, has himself travelled extensively throughout western Africa. The seminar brought together all his wealth of experience in dealing with books and other material relating to the wider world beyond Europe and non-western civilisations.

The seminar took place on Tuesday 12 November 2013 at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. 

The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. The seminars are free and open to the public. All are very welcome.