Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour

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Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour
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Starts:
Jan 14, 2022
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9:30 am
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Join special guest Elizabeth Clancy, ancient textile scholar, Institute of Fine Arts, for an interactive closer look at cuneiform text in the Morgan's Ancient Western Asian collection. Participants will discover the origins of specific cuneiform signs and explore their relationship to Mesopotamian imagery and individuals. Pencil and paper are encouraged to copy the signs from home.

The Morgan Library & Museum
In 1924 J. P. Morgan, Jr. gave his father's extraordinary library to the public. The most influential financier in this country's history, Pierpont Morgan was also a voracious collector. He bought on an astonishing scale, collecting art objects in virtually every medium, including the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts that are the core of The Morgan Library & Museum's holdings. The mission of The Morgan Library & Museum is to preserve, build, study, present, and interpret a collection of extraordinary quality, in order to stimulate enjoyment, excite the imagination, advance learning, and nurture creativity. A global institution focused on the European and American traditions, the Morgan houses one of the world's foremost collections of manuscripts, rare books, music, drawings, and ancient and other works of art. These holdings, which represent the legacy of Pierpont Morgan and numerous later benefactors, comprise a unique and dynamic record of civilization, as well as an incomparable repository of ideas and of the creative process.
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