Tour of HIST 75H: A Masterclasss on Houghton Library
Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room
Thu., Mar. 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
Tour of the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library
Please join curator James Capobianco for a tour of the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library which sees Harvard faculty celebrate Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary with a masterclass on its outstanding collections.
Nearly 50 academics in fields ranging from astronomy to government reveal Houghton treasures of personal and professional significance. From a wanted poster for Lincoln’s assassins to Charlotte Brontë’s childhood handmade miniature books, the assembled objects represent formative encounters from their student days and careers at Harvard, and the inspiration behind countless publications, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller.
Each year, Harvard faculty lead hundreds of class sessions at Houghton, introducing generations of students to the learning and research potential of the university’s rich and varied special collections. Their ever-evolving perspectives constantly invigorate collections in the library’s care.
The tour is free and open to the public.
Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Exhibitions, Humanities
More info: houghton75.org…