Behind the Scenes at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Thursday, June 15th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Daniel Lewis, Ph.D.
The Huntington Library is approaching the centennial of its transformation from a private library into one that is responsive to an increasingly wider and more diverse set of audiences. It has experienced growing pains, triumphant successes, and some radical new thinking about its mission.
The Huntington’s collection of rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American history and literature is nothing short of extraordinary. It is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization.
Join Daniel Lewis, the Huntington's Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science and Technology, for a compelling talk on the changes that have occurred during his twenty-year career at one of the world's great cultural institutions.
A University of Redlands graduate, Lewis is the author of three academic books. His latest, Belonging on an Island: A Modern History of Hawaiian Birds in Four Species, is due out from Yale University Press early next year.
Lewis also has current faculty appointments at Claremont Graduate University, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Beginning next year, he will teach a course on the history of extinction at the prestigious Caltech in Pasadena.
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