Tag: Library Company of Philadelphia

Dr. Michael J. Barsanti begins tenure at Library Company of Philadelphia

Effective Feb. 20, 2017, Dr. Michael J. Barsanti will succeed Dr. Richard Newman as the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Chief Executive Officer.

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PoliticalFest in Philadelphia

The local Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which runs from July 25 to July 28, consciously draws on the city’s key role in prior American political events in using the tagline “Lets Make History Again” as part of its marketing campaign. DNC week also offers a chance for both conventioneers and the general public to learn about American political history through a series of seven exhibits around Philadelphia collectively called PoliticalFest, which run from July 22 to July 27.

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Common Touch: An Artist’s Multi-Sensory Exhibition Exploring the History of the Education of the Blind at the Library Company of Philadelphia

By Erika Piola

As the Co-Director of the Visual Culture Program (VCP at LCP) at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the collections with which I work daily document the visual construction of history. In preparing for our current VCP exhibition Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind, the experience has purposefully challenged my conceptions of the privileged role of vision in visual culture studies.

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Readex to Launch Digital Edition of the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Afro-Americana Collection

From blog.readex.com: January 16, 2012 (NAPLES, FL) – A digital edition ofAfro-Americana, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia will be introduced in late Spring 2012 by Readex, a division of NewsBank. Created from the Library Company’s acclaimed collection—an accumulation that began with Benjamin

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