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A Perfect Pairing of Cookbooks and Dinnerware    

T  Offsite Tour: 913 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor
    Enrollment for this tour is limited to 12 attendees, a waitlist will be available. 

Come see what’s cooking when historical cookbooks from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at the University of Michigan (U-M) Library are perfectly paired with delicious dinnerware selections from the permanent collection of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design (IMoDD). A dozen selections from each stellar collection have been paired by U-M archivist Juli McLoone and IMoDD curator Margaret Carney. This exhibition in the Audubon Room in the U-M’s Hatcher Graduate Library, is sure to provide a feast for your eyes.

Margaret Carney is director and curator of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design in Ann Arbor, which she established in 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Asian art history, and her specialty is Chinese ceramics. Her favorite research involves the ceramics excavated from the buried Song dynasty marketplace of Julu in Hebei Province, People’s Republic of China, which was inundated by a flood of the Yellow River in 1108. The story bears a similarity to that of Pompeii.

Juli McLoone is a curator in the U-M Library Special Collections Research Center, where she provides collection and research support for a number of areas, including the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. Prior to coming to the U-M in 2015, Juli was the Rare Books Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she had the opportunity to build and provide outreach for UTSA's Mexican, Texan, and Southwestern Cookbook Collection.