Schedule of Events
Conversation with The Library: The Ringling Art Library’s Collection of Rare Travel Books
January 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Chao Lecture Hall
From the Ancient Pyramids to a Voyage through Italy:The Ringling Art Library’s Collection of Rare Travel Books. Presented by Elisa Hansen, Head of Library Services.
Beginning with Pauanias’ second-century personal journal of his description of Greece, and continuing today with blogs and guide books, travel literature has been a popular genre through many centuries. The Ringling Art Library’s Special Collection includes a number of seventeenth to nineteenth-century travel books, many of which are extremely rare. This presentation will explore these fascinating journeys and the authors who wrote about them.
Friends of the Library are invited with complimentary admission to this public "Conversation" program, and afterwards they are invited to the Library for light refreshments and discussion at 11:30am.
Invitation only, RSVP to email@example.com or call 941-3660-7330.
Conversation: Treasures and Curiosites from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
March 26 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Chao Lecture Hall
The Royal Library of Windsor Castle is full of a great range of fascinating objects associated with the history of Britain and the Royal Family. This lecture will present a tour of the library similar to that experienced by the Queen’s guests who attend a dinner party at the castle. The treasures of the library include rare books and manuscripts; books and objects with personal royal associations; and old master drawings and watercolors.
Speaker Oliver Everett was in the British Diplomatic Service; served as Private Secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales; and has lectured widely around the world.
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