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Adopt-a-Book Salons at the Smithsonian Libraries & Archives

The Smithsonian Libraries & Archives is trying something new from home—the annual Adopt-a-Book fundraiser is going from in-person to virtual, with several individual sessions to learn about (and support) the collections! This year, they will be hosting a series of four intimate salons in March and April, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with our librarians, archivists, and conservators. For more information and to buy tickets, see the Events page.

Space is limited at all events, so buy your tickets today!

Thursday, March 18
Global Perspectives
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Focusing on the global breadth of our collections

Books from Anacostia Community Museum Library, Botany and Horticulture Library, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Asian Art Library, National Museum of Natural History Library, Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library.

Thursday, April 1
Off the Mall
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Featuring an interdisciplinary selection of libraries located off the National Mall

Books from Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, Museum Support Center Library, National Air and Space Museum Library, National Postal Museum Library, National Zoological Park Library, and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Library.

Tuesday, April 13
America the Beautiful
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Focusing on American art, history, and culture

Books from American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, National Museum of African American History & Culture Library, National Museum of American History Library, Vine Deloria, Jr. Library at the National Museum of the American Indian, and Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex.

Wednesday, April 28
From the Vaults
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Featuring special collections, preservation, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Books from Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

MICA Decker Library Event, March 26: Art and the Archive – Fashion and Textile Archives

Art and the Archive: Fashion and Textile Archives

March 26, 2021, 90 minutes: 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET USA

Register in advance:

Learn  more about the series:

MICA Decker Library is excited to announce their second Art and The Archive conversation: Fashion & Textile Archives, featuring Marvin-Alonzo Greer, Olivia Mueller, and Victoria Rose Pass.

This panel features three practitioners who approach fashion and textile archives from a variety of angles. Marvin-Alonzo Greer is a public historian and historical interpreter specializing in African American history, Olivia Mueller is the Archives Manager for the Gap Inc. Heritage and Design Archive and Victoria Rose Pass is an art and design historian whose research considers the history of fashion culture in the 20th century and focuses specifically on issues of gender and race.

Learn more about the speakers and the series:

Art & The Archive, launched Fall 2020,  is a conversation series that explores the role of the archive in the production of art and culture. Featured speakers include writers, archivists, artists, and researchers who all engage with archives in meaningful ways. Attendees can expect a lively, expansive discussion of how archives unfold in our everyday lives.

This conversation is sponsored by Decker Library, in collaboration with the Art History Department.

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