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Society News

31 Mar 2018CONFERENCEPrinting Colour 1700–1830 Conference - 10-11 April 2018 Senate House, London and Private views 12 April 2018. Organised by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. The New Baxter Society is providing a speaker at the conference and a selection of items for the private view day. For more details visit
25 Sep 2017The British Museum ExhibitionFrom 21 September 2017 to 28 January 2018 – THE BUSINESS OF PRINTS – Free exhibition - Room 90. A wide-ranging exhibition selecting fine examples from the nation’s print collection to look at how prints were created, developed, bought and sold in the period 1400–1850. Supported by The Eyre Family Foundation.
06 Sep 2016WORKSHOP20-22 SEPTEMBER 2016 - IDENTIFYING PRINTS - A three day collections based course organised and run by the Department of Typography & Graphic Communications at University of Reading. Learning about the different printing processes. The first 2 days are held at the University and the final day is at the V&A in London in the Prints and Drawings Room. Members should log in to learn more about a special offer for them.
01 Sep 2016EXHIBITIONGeorge Baxter, Master Colour Printer. June 21 to September 30, 2016. A milestone in the art of colour printing at Bruce Peel Special Collections & Archives, University of Alberta, B7 Rutherford South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4. See the link to the University website on our Collections page.
25 May 2015SUMMER MEETING & AGM28 JUNE 2015 - SUMMER MEETING & AGM – 1PM - to be held at the Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn. An Exhibition of Baxter’s Scenic Beauty. On display will be a range of 19th century prints, illustrated books, music covers and ephemera by George Baxter, his licensees and other printers. Prof. Michael Twyman will give a short talk about a set of proofs that were an illustration to his latest book. The Annual General Meeting will take place not before 1:45pm.
30 Apr 2014SUMMER MEETING20 JULY 2014 - SUMMER MEETING – 1PM - to be held at the Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn. An Exhibition of Baxter and the Military. On display will be a range of 19th century prints, book illustrations, music covers and other ephemera pertaining to the Army and Navy. A Special General Meeting will take place not before 1:45pm. Members who cannot attend but who wish to vote can complete the Form of Proxy available in the Members Area of the website.
11 Feb 2014Exhibition at Two Temple Place LondonFrom 31 January – 27 April 2014 From the University of Cambridge Museums. Discoveries: Art, Science & Exploration. Includes plates from Frost's Two Systems of Astronomy . See Home Page for links to Cambridge Museums and a BBC video for opening times and further information.
01 Feb 2014Manchester Metropolitan University TalkWednesday 12th February 2014, 2pm-3pm. A Chromatic Revolution Exhibition Talk - The search for affordable colour in 19th century British book Illustration. An illustrated talk by Emeritus Professor Ian Rogerson, former MMU University Librarian, who co-curated the exhibition. To be held in the Special Collections department, Manchester Metropolitan University. Book in advance by calling 0161 247 6107 or on the MMU website.
31 Dec 2013Manchester Metropolitan University ExhibitionFrom 20 January – 16 May 2014 A Chromatic Revolution: the search for affordable colour in 19th century British book illustration. The University’s Special Collections department will be exhibiting books and prints from their collections that explore commercial and technical developments in colour printing throughout the 19th century, from hand-coloured woodblocks to the earliest photomechanical printing processes. (Please check with the University for opening times.)
31 Dec 2013Manchester Metropolitan University TalkWednesday 29th January 2014 Following publication of his book, “A History of Chromolithography,” Prof. Michael Twyman will give a talk on the subject before a ‘private view’ of the exhibition. Members of the Society would be most welcome. The talk will be at 5.30ish, then drinks and the viewing till 8pm. Numbers are limited so members who wish to attend should contact Jeremy Parrett to book a place by email at or by telephone on 0161 247 6107.