Tour 6: The Newberry Library: Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Collections

Friday, January 6, 2012: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Parlor A (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)

Tour leaders: Karen Christianson, The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies; Paul F. Gehl, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing, The Newberry Library

A tour behind the scenes and into the closed stacks of the renowned independent research library, including a hands-on rare books “show-and-tell” session focusing on medieval, Renaissance, and early modern manuscripts and other materials. The Newberry’s collections in this area are especially strong in book arts and printing; religion; maps, travel, and exploration; European colonialism; humanism, education, and rhetoric; and music and dance.

(Limit 20 people) $30 members, $35 nonmembers

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