News Release - The Huntington Updates Name, Adds "Museum" to Better Reflect Mission and Programs

Sep. 5, 2019

SAN MARINO, Calif.— The institution formerly known as The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has changed its name to The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. The change from "collections" to "museum" was made to more accurately describe the institution's mission and programs, said Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence.

“Our art collections are more than a group of catalogued objects; they are carefully curated, interpreted, and exhibited for scholarship, education, and the broader public,” Lawrence said, making the announcement at today’s Centennial Celebration launch event at The Huntington. “An added benefit to this change is that we become more discoverable, particularly in online searches. This is important as we work to widen our audiences and accessibility.”

The name change takes effect immediately, rolling out as a part of The Huntington’s Centennial Celebration, a yearlong series of exhibitions, public programs, and new initiatives running from September 2019 to September 2020.

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Thea M. Page, 626-405-2260, tpage@huntington.org 
Susan Turner-Lowe, 626-405-2147, sturner@huntington.org

The Huntington's Centennial Celebration
(September 2019–September 2020)
For the past 100 years, The Huntington has examined the human experience through the lens of its incomparable library, art, and botanical collections. Marking its Centennial with a yearlong series of exhibitions and events, The Huntington celebrates the impact of its collections and the connections they offer, while exploring the interdisciplinary ideas that will shape the next 100 years. 
Follow the Centennial on social media - #100atTheH

About The Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org.

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The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Information: 626-405-2100 or huntington.org.

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