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Friday August 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The magic of books is undeniable. We flip their pages to unlock new adventures, new truths and new possibilities. The best books challenge our preconceived notions and open our minds. They build worlds—some resembling our own and some we’ve yet to discover. This summer, Mingei International Museum will explore the connections between VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries and the wonder, intrigue and challenges of all things literary, from comic books to libraries to indie book shops.

Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields. Come early for a complimentary happy hour at 5pm, with beer, wine and snacks. The program will begin at 6pm, seating is limited.

Pre-Program Activity – Good stories come in small packages. Create your own miniature books with Museum Educators.

Program (begins at 6pm) – Mingei’s Library, Archives and Digitization Manager, Kristi Ehrig-Burgess, will moderate a discussion with staff from the Special Collections Libraries from all three universities: Lynda Claassen, Director and Chief Curator of the Mandeville Special Collections Library at UCSD; Diane Maher, Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives at the Copley Library at the University of San Diego; and Anna Culbertson, Assistant Head of Special Collections & University Archives at San Diego State University. Participants will discuss what it’s like to work in such a unique field, the importance of preserving priceless literature, and how they share resources within the community. 

$5 per person after 5:00pm / FREE for Members

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org




Friday August 3, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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