The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Events

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Events

Food & Thought: Improving on Perfection: The Challenges of Curating Private Collections

When private collectors transfer their personal collection of art, rare books, or other objects to a public institution, they often transfer their personal values with it. This makes working with private collections a rewarding exercise that reveals all the quirks of the person(s) behind them. However, it can also be a major headache when private collections place stipulations on the use of the collection in the future. How can a public institution reconcile the private wishes of sometimes long-dead collectors with the need to grow and change?

Speaker: Derick Dreher, PhD, the John C. Haas Director of the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia

Tickets are $12.50 without tax. Register here.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Events
Event Category: Classes / Courses
When: March 15, 2013
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00am
Where: Mutter Museum
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