Hello all,

The Smithsonian Libraries invites you to a free lecture with Dr. David Carr on the importance of cultural institutions. The event will be February 26th at 11am (EST). Those in the DC area are welcome to attend in person but the lecture will also be webcast and recorded.

Please join us! Additional details, including RSVP link, are below.



Erin Clements Rushing
Outreach Librarian
Smithsonian Libraries<>
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Questions for an Open Cultural Institution:
Thinking Together in Provocative Places

Thursday, February 26th
S. Dillon Ripley Center<>, Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
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About the Event []
Join us for a discussion with Dr. David Carr about the potential of, and challenges facing, a cultural institution in the modern age. Carr speaks, writes, and teaches about the value of cultural institutions as essential instruments for nourishing public imaginations in democratic societies. For thirty years, he has consulted in diverse American museums as an advocate for collaborative adult experiences with collections and ideas. Carr invites us to think with him about how an organization such as the Smithsonian can help ignite new ideas in its users and visitors and how those conversations can be continued long after the initial experience - regardless of whether that experience takes place in a physical or virtual space.

An ASL Interpreter will be available.
To learn more about the lecture, please visit<>

This lecture series is made possible through a collaboration between the Smithsonian Libraries<>, Smithsonian Institution Archives<> and the Smithsonian Office of the Chief Information Officer<>.

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