NEA taking the past into the future


2015-10-16 9:22 AM | Michelle Romero
The New England Archivist Fall 2015 Meeting in Providence, RI, is just a mere 3 weeks away! Don't forget to register for this completely unique meeting focused on the identification and description of 19th-century photography. In our last email we told you about the STRANGE SITES AND UNTOLD STORIES performance from the Wonder Show which will feature a lantern slide-show using the Providence Public Library's special collections, reproduced using 19th-century photographic techniques.

In this post we want to tell you about the symposium's opening speaker, Jane​ Turano-Thompson, an independent scholar and collector of 19th-century photography. ​See things from the other side of the table with her talk, "Photography and the Cultural Experience of Image-Making in American Society, 1840-1880."

Jane Turano-Thompson is formerly Editor of The American Art Journal, in New York and subsequently Consulting Editor of that magazine. She has written for numerous art and antiques publications and has lectured at the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, the American Antiquarian Society, the New England American Studies Association, the Smith College Museum of Art, Middlebury College, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and many other museums and historical societies.


There are still spots available to attend the afternoon symposium portion of the meeting. For more information about the program, local resources (such as parking, hotels, and restaurants), and the registration process, see the NEA website or follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #NEAfall15.

Looking forward to seeing you in Providence!

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