Collections in Conversation
How do maps reflect our unique perspectives on the world? A map from 1524 and a contemporary artist's work provide catalysts for close looking and expansive discussion among participants in a conversation facilitated by José Montelongo, Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, and RISD museum educator, Jackie Delamatre. Join this collaborative program and explore two local museum collections from the comfort of home.
Free. Registration required. An email with a Zoom link for the program will be sent to registrants.
The John Carter Brown Library is a world-class collection of materials focused on the early Americas. An independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities located on the Brown campus, the JCB is home to more than 65,000 exceptional and rare books, maps, and manuscripts related to the early Americas from the 15th through the early 19th centuries.
Collections in Conversation takes advantage of virtual exploration to bring together objects from the RISD Museum and other collections in the region. Selected pieces are closely viewed and compared with facilitation by educators from the RISD Museum and the collaborating institution. Historical and contextual information is shared in support of questions and observations.