The Collections Podcast

The Collections podcast
Mar. 23, 2020

Welcome to The Collections, a podcast produced by The Huntington, hosted by Huntington President Karen  R.  Lawrence. In this first season, inaugurated during the institution’s Centennial, Dr. Lawrence talks with the heads of the library, art museum, and botanical gardens about why they do what they do and what makes their work at The Huntington so deeply rewarding. 

Season 1, Episode 1 – March 23, 2020: President Karen R. Lawrence talks with Sandra L. Brooke, Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington about the Library's rare books and manuscripts collections, digitization, and what's gained from having access to the real thing.

Season 1, Episode 2 – March 23, 2020: President Karen R. Lawrence talks with Christina Nielsen, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Museum at The Huntington about the European and American collections and their relevance today, and the importance of art conservation.

Season 1, Episode 3 – March 23, 2020: President Karen R. Lawrence talks with James P. Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington about the history of the gardens and how new technology and garden practice is helping the garden prepare for climate change.

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