The Huntington Reminds Us that Collecting Continues Beyond the Pandemic

Published on Jan 25, 2021

Image courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens website

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino invites you to join them at 4 p.m. Wednesday for “Collecting Continuums: What Now,” a panel discussion on individual and institutional collecting today.

Moderated by Claudia Funke and Erin Chase, curators of the exhibition “What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century” at The Huntington, the conversation will address the significance of collecting in this unprecedented period and include perspectives from The Huntington and beyond.

The panel includes Brad Johnson, co-owner of Johnson Rare Books and Archives in Covina, and president of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA); Todd Lerew, director of special projects at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and curator of the Los Angeles Public Library exhibition “21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story”; Miroslava Chávez-García, professor of history at UC Santa Barbara and a Huntington donor; Nancy Rosin, president emerita of the Ephemera Society of America and collector at the Nancy and Henry Rosin Collection of Valentine, Friendship, and Devotional Ephemera at The Huntington; Joel Klein, Molina curator for the history of medicine and allied sciences at The Huntington; and Li Wei Yang, curator of Pacific Rim collections at the Huntington.

This event is presented in partnership with the ABAA and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles as part of Virtual Bibliography Week.

The event will be held online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to attendees in the registration confirmation email.

To register for the free webinar, visit

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