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Xth F.I.R.A. INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF FINE BOOKBINDING

Date: 
Thursday 26 May 2011 (All day) to Sunday 29 May 2011 (All day)
Location: 
Belgium , BRUGES
Organization: 
ARA Belgica

231 participants from 21 countries.

Since ARA's creation in 1982, the prestigious FIRA event has been organized in various countries. After Monaco in 1988, Basel in 1990, Toulouse in 1992, Luxemburg in 1994, Montreal in 1996, Venice in 1999, Athens in 2002, Limoges in 2005, Freiburg (CH) in 2007, it will now be Bruges' turn to be host to the FIRA in 2011. This medieval Belgian city in a country located on the crossroad of Germanic and Latin cultures, has not only a great potential for such a cultural event but offers also a perfect setting which will be enjoyed by the participants.

The FIRA will take place from May 26th until May 29th 2011 and the exhibition will continue until July 7th 2011.

UPDATE 17/05/2011:

FORUM(public)
Auditorium "Biekorf" instead of "veilinghuis Van De Wiele" English translation
Sint Jacobstraat 20-26 on 27&28 May (10-12.0am)
Friday 27th May:
° 10.00am: Mrs Odette Drapeau, Canada. La reliure au 21ième siècle, défi et innovation
° 11.00am: Mr. Michel Wittock, Belgium. Les attentes des collectionneurs

Saturday 28th May:
° 10.00am: Mr. Norro, Belgium. La problèmatique du matériel de reliure- questions, réponses-
° 11.00am: Mr. Hugo Liesen, Belgium. Le titrage, évolution, réflexion

ARA EXHIBITION IN BIEKORF LIBRARY still 9th july
EXHIBITION " TEN CENTURIES OF BOOKS AND BINDINGS IN BRUGES" by Mr. Ludo Vandamme (Belgian historian, researcher and bibliothecaire in charge of patrimony)

Kuipersstraat 3 (near Grand'Place)
8000 Brugge
tel. 050-47 24 00
fax. 050-34 27 05
bibliotheek@brugge.be

Info desk : 050 47 24 36

Opening time:
mo - fr: 9.30 am - 7pm
sa: 9.30am - 5pm*

* in july and august, closing time will be 1pm