Member Program: Rare Books in the Arthur D. Jenkins Library

Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator; Tracy Meserve, librarian; and Lee Talbot, curator

Photo of librarian Tracy Meserve in the libraryJoin fellow museum members for a discussion about two rare books in the Arthur D. Jenkins Library led by Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody, Curator Lee Talbot, and Librarian Tracy Meserve. Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873 by Osman Hamdi Bey and Marie De Launay features colorized photographs of traditional costumes from across Turkey that were presented at the 1873 World’s Fair in Vienna. Published in 1787, Alexander Shaw's A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth Collected on the Three Voyages of Captain Cook contains samples of barkcloth collected during the three voyages made by Captain James Cook. For questions, contact Danielle Tyson at 202-994-5242.

Free for museum members, but reservations are required. Register online or call Danielle Tyson at 202-994-5242. You can also join or renew a membership online.