Schedule of Events
Conversation with The Library, Artful Science: Great Illustrated Natural History Books
October 23 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Chao Lecture Hall
Presented by David Berry, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs For centuries, the printing of natural history books has been part of a larger effort to document nature in all its various forms. By combining art and science, these books have helped to record discoveries and transmit ideas that have greatly influenced our understanding of the world in which we live.
This program will highlight some of the finest illustrated natural history books of the late Renaissance to the early Victorian era. It will examine the role these books have played in making natural history accessible to the general public, and in sharing the results of scientific research with the scholarly community.
Please note: the reception previously scheduled for after the program has been canceled. Friends of the Library are invited with complimentary admission to this public "Conversation" program.
Invitation only, RSVP is requested by October 18th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Art Library Tutorial Session with Elisa Hanson
December 3 or December 6 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Ringling would like to offer its Friends of the Library the opportunity to learn more about what the Library has to offer and how to use the wealth of printed and digital resources. Friends are invited to sign up for a tutorial session with Elisa Hansen on either Monday, December 3rd or Thursday, December 6th at 10:30am. The session will cover how to search for the Ringling Art Library titles on the FSU catalogue, how to access databases and full-text articles online, and where to find more information about your own collection of art and books. RSVP information will be available at a later date.
Become a Friend of the Library and join us!
Celebrate the Art Library’s expansive collection of rare limited editions featuring historic and contemporary art. As a Friend, you will enjoy programs showcasing the Library’s unique collections.