Thank you to all the guests and presenters of last night's Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon! Here's a glimpse of American Philosophical Society and PMA Library and Archives's shows. Archives Month Philly isn't over--check out the final week of events: https://archivesmonthphilly.com
A preview of what Philadelphia Museum of Art PMA Library and Archives will show at our 2019 Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon on Wednesday:
“The Indefinable Absolute”: Exploring the Legacy of Stella Kramrisch
Despite her slight stature Stella Kramrisch (ca. 1896-1993) was a giant in her field, inspiring museum audiences and influencing generations of scholars with her research and exhibitions of South Asian art. The formidable scholar served as the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Curator of Indian Art from 1954 to 1972, when she became Curator Emeritus until her passing in 1993. This presentation of Kramrisch’s collection of lecture slides will delve into the life and legacy of this extraordinary person.
See this and highlights from six other special collections on Wednesday, 10/23: https://lanternslide2019.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, October 23rd, travel back in time at the 2019 Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon, with selections from American Philosophical Society, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives, Founder's Hall at Girard College, PMA Library and Archives, Wagner Free Institute of Science, with a very special presentation of Poe’s “The Raven” by The American Magic Lantern Theater. Full details: http://bit.ly/2IMHB73
TOMORROW, October 16th at The Trestle Inn, we've got rarely screened clips of musical puppets, travel on the high seas, 1990's Ben Franklin, the magic of Saran Wrap, mimes, and a soap opera about polymer, and more! Join us from 6-8 pm as we present It Came from the Archives: Short Film Showcase featuring selections from Carpenters' Hall, Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Drexel University Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, PMA Library and Archives, Rowan University, and Science History Institute. Full details: http://bit.ly/2VAuZoV
Wednesday, October 16th, short films from Carpenter's Hall, Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Drexel University Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, PMA Library and Archives, Rowan University, and Science History Institute light up the screen at our 2nd annual It Came from the Archives: Short Film Showcase. Full details: http://bit.ly/2omKEvj
We had a wonderful in-service day today visiting the Free Library of Philadelphia and then the library and archives of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Libraries and archives rock! 🤟📚🏛👍❤️ Free Library of Philadelphia PMA Library and Archives
This is a fun one from Smithsonian Institution Archives! In honor of they called on archivists in the twitterverse to share their collections of paperclips, and they did not disappoint! Check out the collections from US National Archives, National Archives at Denver, Smithsonian's Freer Sackler, PMA Library and Archives, and Penn State University Libraries. http://s.si.edu/paperclips
Buckle up and fasten your paper clips, because we’ve got a fun one on the blog for ! We called on our fellow archivists to share their collections of paperclips, and they did not disappoint! 🖇️s.si.edu/paperclips
Special thanks to Smithsonian's Freer Sackler, US National Archives, National Archives at Denver, Penn State University Libraries, & PMA Library and Archives for helping us pull off this wacky blog post!