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Libraries’ Chief Curator to Participate in Shakespeare Birthday Event
Colleen Theisen, Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center’s chief curator of exhibitions, programs and education, is participating in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s virtual birth/death day event in honor of William Shakespeare, Thursday, April 23, 2020.
The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is being shared on Facebook and YouTube. Theisen is participating in the session titled “In the Collection: Staxpeditions,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Folger librarian Greg Prickman will lead a panel discussion—including Theisen, Folger librarian Rachel Dankert, and Adam Hooks from the University of Iowa—that explores digital libraries and the fascinating and surprising materials they contain. A variety of other events also are part of the celebration.
Folger Shakespeare Library holds the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and welcomes millions of visitors online and on-site at its Washington, D.C., location. The Folger is also home to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts and works of art.
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