Public programs facilitate dialogue between academics and professionals, informing scholarship and strengthening practice.
Multiple day conferences, year-long colloquia, individual lectures, “conversations” between individuals, hands-on workshops, and “brown bag” talks featuring our graduate students all contribute to the remarkable richness of MSP offerings.
Video recordings of many MSP lectures are archived for viewing in our Media Gallery.
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Building Collections, Building Knowledge, Building Publics: Diversity at the Huntington
March 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Founded in 1919, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens originated with the collections of Henry and Arabella Huntington. As of 2014, nearly three-quarters of a million people visit the grounds and buildings annually. In recent years, the Huntington has become more intentional about reaching a broader audience and expanding its collections in directions that reflect the diversity of southern California. But what does it mean for an institution originally formed to preserve the home and possessions of a wealthy, Europhilic white couple–an institution that is, in fact, still located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in California–to embrace diversity, inclusion, and relevance? This presentation will discuss the Huntington’s past initiatives, potential approaches, and continued challenges in pursuing these goals.