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Join Peter Bellerby, founder of Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, in this visual tour through the history of globemaking, how it almost became a lost art, and how he is bringing it back, one beautiful hand painted globe at a time. His book, a full-color photographic portrait of a fantastic art, The Globemakers, is an enlightening exploration of globes, or “earth apples,” as they were first known, and their ability to show us ourselves and our place in an infinite universe.
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About the speaker:Peter Bellerby is the founder of Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, the world’s only truly bespoke makers of globes. His team of skilled craftspeople make exquisite terrestrial, celestial and planetary globes. The business began after he failed to find a special globe for his father’s 80th birthday – and decided to make one himself, taking him on an extraordinary journey of rediscovering this forgotten craft.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library and in collaboration with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.