[HNW] Ducerceau, Paul Androuet

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Thu Jan 31 07:00:38 PST 2002

Hi, Bjarne....I would imagine that the permissions to see old
manuscripts, books, etc. vary enormously from library to library and
museum to museum.  Access might be restricted to use in a certain room,
say, or under certain conditions.  I'd put on your best "I'm an
independent costume/lace/needlework researcher" hat, and ask your
particular libraries. Mention your website, and your research, and your
teaching.....According to a friend of mine, who's senior curator at our
local historical museum, it "looks" better to the libraries and museums
whose materials you're trying to access if you present yourself as
professionally as possible, instead of coming off as
joe-blow-from-the-street, which I don't see you doing, anyways.....
(and that first book sounds absolutely droolsome,by the way)
Good luck,

Leif Drews wrote:
> Hello needleworkers :-)
> I would like to ask you before i ask the library. I have found the title
> of an old embroidery book:
> Durcerceau, Paul Androuet "Ornaments et Fleurs pour la Broderie par P.
> Androuet Du Cerceau A Paris Chez N. Langlois 1670
> It is a book that i know the library has.
> Am i allowed to study this book at the library? Do you think they would
> permision me to sit and make some drawings from the book?
> I am very interrested in this.
> There also are some danish books i know they have from 18th. century,
> that i would like to study.
> Does every one have the right to se them? or is it only people who makes
> books or something?
> I have the titles from a small book the museum has made about old
> patterns books.
> Thanks if you could enlighten me!!
> Bjarne

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