Food & Thought: "Improving on Perfection: The Challenges of Curating Private Collections"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Improving on Perfection: The Challenges of Curating Private Collections
With complex financial issues facing library systems, how do special collections evolve in this new dynamic? Are library partnerships a solution, and what if both partners are facing financial stresses? Join speaker Derick Dreher, PhD, the John C. Haas Director of the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, which recently announced a merger with the Free Library Foundation, for an exploration of this topic.
Speaker: Derick Dreher, PhD, the John C. Haas Director of the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia
The College’s Spring Session of Food & Thought lectures will be presented at noon on the third Wednesday of each month and run until May.
A $12.50 registration fee includes lecture and lunch: sandwich (turkey, beef, and vegetarian options available), dessert, and beverage.
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