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Welcome to the Press Page for the Boston Athenæum.

This page is designed for use by the working media. Here you will find announcements and media packets about the Athenæum’s exhibitions and programs as well as recent news announcements and other special information.

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If you need additional information or have any questions, members of the press and media are welcome to contact the Press Office at (617) 720-7639 or email Peter Walsh at walsh@bostonathenaeum.org.

 

Recent News and Announcements

 
August 26, 2014: "Boston Athenæum to be Open Seven Days a Week Starting October 2014"
August 19, 2014: "Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World"  Opens at the Boston Athenæum September 10, 2014
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July 24, 2014: Elizabeth E. Barker Appointed Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum
 

 

News Archive

 
March 26, 2014: Exhibition at the Boston Athenæum to reveal highlights of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired since 2000
Images from the Exhibition
 
March 6, 2014: Spring 2014 public lectures and book talks at the Boston Athenæum
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March 5, 2014: Boston Athenæum spring 2014 concert series features the Princeton Tigerlilies, award-winning music students, the Rowe's Lane Quartet, and pianist Aaron Jackson
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September 17, 2013: Boston Athenæum celebrates Conservation Lab 50th anniversary
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August 22, 2013: "Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Paintings and Sculpture" opens September 25
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Images from the Exhibition
 
August 20, 2013: Boston Athenæum trustees announce search for new director
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July 15, 2013: Boston Athenæum announces free public book events at noon for fall 2013
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February 4, 2013: Robert L. West appointed director of development at the Boston Athenæum
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January 23, 2013: "Brilliant Beginnings: The Athenæum and the Museum in Boston" opens February 13
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August 30, 2012: "Chromo-Mania: The Art of Chromolithography in Boston, 1840-1910" opens September 28
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July 31, 2012: Loring gift to fund second phase of digitization of Confederate States Collection
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March 27, 2012: "George Deem: The Art of Art History" opens April 11
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January 25, 2012: Bromer gift of $2 million to endow curatorship of rare books and manuscripts
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Photograph of David Bromer, Anne Bromer, and Stanley Cushing. Credit: Megan Manton

 

August 18, 2011: Boston Athenæum fall exhibition, "Artists' Books: Books by Artists," opens October 12 
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Checklist of the Exhibition
Images from the Exhibition

 

August 16, 2011: Boston Athenæum project to make important Confederate States material available to the public
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July 29, 2011: Boston Athenæum inaugurates Digital Collections Page
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May 31, 2011: "Faces & Places: Mid-19th-Century Boston," featured exhibition at the Boston Athenæum this summer, opens June 20
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April 28, 2011: James Reid-Cunningham appointed associate director for digital programs and preservation
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