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2023 New Acquisitions Showcase: Around the World and Back Again

The Kislak Center will welcome in the new academic year by sharing some of the exciting acquisitions made in the past year.

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October 4, 2023, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Kislak Center Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor
Open to the Public

Hosted by: Kislak Center

Ornate French fan, 1791

From a hand-colored 1794 map of Philadelphia, the first great street plan of the city, to a collection of late 18th/early 19th century theater playbills from Osaka, Japan, to a fully illustrated, four-volume work on the peoples and costumes of the world, to a 1791 fan with mounted allegorical stipple engravings celebrating the French Revolution, to a collection of Marian Anderson test pressings and in-studio recordings (ca. 1940), the range and breadth of these new holdings is impressive.

Drop in to get a firsthand look at some of these fascinating new arrivals and hear about them from the curatorial staff. 

Featured Image: Pierced brisé fan with mounted allegorical stipple engravings celebrating the new Constitution and other Revolutionary achievements [France, 1791] (FY2023 acquisition)