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Docent-Led Gallery Talk: Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 to register
Members Free and Non-members Free with admission ($10)

Docent-Led Gallery Talk: Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library

Join a Boston Athenæum docent for a gallery talk in Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library.

Showcasing special collections items such as Sir Walter Raleigh's History of the World (1666) and a nine-language Bible (the "London Polyglot," 1657), Required Reading features a contemporary artist's replica of the massive, ark-like bookcase designed in 1883 to house the historic collection. A range of community partners share their own "required reading" lists, expanding and investigating "essential knowledge." Come to be informed, surprised, and intrigued, as well as to reflect on your own indispensable books.

Gallery talks are limited to 10 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or weisman@bostonathenaeum.org.