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April 2019

Shop-Talk Series: “You Call that a Book…? Artists’ books in 21st c. rare book collections”

April 24, 2019 @ 10:50 am - 1:00 pm
National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20013 United States
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Free – $15

WRBG APRIL EVENT Shop-Talk Series: “You Call that a Book…? Artists’ books in 21st c. rare book collections” Wednesday April 24, 2019 10:50 AM The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP Invites you to join us at 10:50 AM on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at the Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History; Natural History Building Rooms CE 107 and CE 108; Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO RSVP and PURCHASE A SANDWICH BOX For the latest in our Shop-Talk Series:  “You Call that…

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May 2019

WRBG Annual Meeting with Dr. Nancy Gwinn, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries

May 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Bus Boys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
$25

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP (WRBG)   Invites you to join us for lunch and a talk by Dr. Nancy Gwinn, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries, on The Secrets of the Smithsonian   Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at the Busboys and Poets “U Street Corridor” location at 14th and V Streets NW, (2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009,) at 11:30 a.m.   Our speaker, Nancy E. Gwinn, PhD, has been at the Smithsonian Libraries for 35 years, serving as…

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September 2019

WRBG EVENT! A curator-led tour of the exhibition “Magnificent Obsessions”

September 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Museum of American History, 12th and Constitution Avenue NW
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for the first gathering of our new event-year: A tour of the exhibition “Magnificent Obsessions” with Co-Curator Mary Augusta Thomas Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery National Museum of American History 12th and Constitution Avenue, NW at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Please submit RSVPs below by Friday, September 13th, 2019. The Smithsonian Libraries has long benefited from the generosity of many passionate book collectors who have helped build our…

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October 2019

Collection tour of the National Museum of American History’s Graphic Arts collection

October 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for a Collection tour of the National Museum of American History’s Graphic Arts collection Hosted by curators Helena Wright and Joan Boudreau October 16, 2019, 11 AM Members must RSVP below by October 8th because space is limited to 20.    The Washington Rare Book Group is invited behind the scenes to view the Graphic Arts Collection at the National Museum of American History. With a focus on the international…

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November 2019

Tour of the BookLab at the University of Maryland

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for:   A tour of the BookLab at the University of Maryland, Department of English.  Hosted by Matthew Kirschenbaum and Kari Kraus November 13, 2019, 6:00p.m. BookLab is Maryland English’s dedicated space for the study of the codex book in all of its material, historical, cultural, and imaginative diversity.  BookLab's resources include three hand-presses for letterpress printing (they are: a "Book Beetle" modelled on the historic Gutenberg screw press, an…

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January 2020

WRBG Jan. Event: Tour of the Merrill Learning Center at Gallaudet University.

January 29, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for: A tour of the Merrill Learning Center at Gallaudet University.  Hosted by Meredith Peruzzi, William Ennis, and Michael J. Olsen  January 29, 2019, 12:00p.m. Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Given the nature of the University's mission, the Gallaudet University…

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March 2020

A tour of the Museum of the Bible Medieval Manuscript Section

March 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

The WRBG invites you to join us for: A tour of the Museum of the Bible Medieval Manuscript Section Friday, March 13: 4-6pm   Led by Herschel A Hepler, Associate Curator of Hebrew Manuscripts, and Bryan Hyland, Associate Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, Museum of the Bible. RSVP below by MARCH 10th as SPACE IS LIMITED In March 2019, the WRBG made its first visit to the Museum of the Bible. With many members wait-listed, the event is back again by…

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September 2020

*Virtual Event* WRBG RBS Scholarship Report from Recipient Ashleigh D. Coren

September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom, Link will be emailed to registrants prior to event start.
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for our very first virtual event!  Hosted by Ashleigh D. Coren, first recipient of the WRBG Rare Book School Scholarship  September 23, 2020, 12:00p.m. For the first event of the 20/21 year, WRBG dives into the digital! We will join Ashleigh D. Coren, WRBG Scholarship recipient, via Zoom to hear about her experience at Rare Book School, where she took The History of Printed Book Illustration in the West with…

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October 2020

Colored as its Creators Intended: Hand-Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of Ptolemy’s Geography by Chet Van Duzer

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for our next virtual lunchtime lecture:   Colored as its Creators Intended: Hand-Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of Ptolemy’s Geography by Chet Van Duzer October 14, 2020, 12:00p.m.  In this talk Mr. Van Duzer begins by examining the “workshop coloring scheme” in the 1482 and 1486 editions of Ptolemy’s Geography—the coloring scheme offered by the books’ producers. He then introduces the 1513 edition of Ptolemy’s Geography, whose maps were…

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November 2020

Monsters in the Margins: Curious creatures in illuminated manuscripts

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for our next virtual lunchtime lecture:     Monsters in the Margins: Curious creatures in illuminated manuscripts By Alexandra (Allie) Alvis   November 17, 2020, 12:00p.m.   Illuminated manuscripts are beautiful books, full of glittering, colorful images. But they are much more than just pretty faces: illuminated manuscripts, particularly Books of Hours, survive from the medieval and early modern period in large numbers, allowing us to get a glimpse of…

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