Welcome to the Press Page for the Boston Athenæum.
This page is designed for use by the working media. Here you will find announcements and media packets about the Athenæum’s exhibitions and programs as well as recent news announcements and other special information.
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Recent News and Announcements
July 24, 2014: Elizabeth E. Barker Appointed Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum
March 26, 2014: Exhibition at the Boston Athenæum to reveal highlights of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired since 2000
March 6, 2014: Spring 2014 public lectures and book talks at the Boston Athenæum
March 5, 2014: Boston Athenæum spring 2014 concert series features the Princeton Tigerlilies, award-winning music students, the Rowe's Lane Quartet, and pianist Aaron Jackson
September 17, 2013: Boston Athenæum celebrates Conservation Lab 50th anniversary
August 22, 2013: "Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Paintings and Sculpture" opens September 25
August 20, 2013: Boston Athenæum trustees announce search for new director
July 15, 2013: Boston Athenæum announces free public book events at noon for fall 2013
February 4, 2013: Robert L. West appointed director of development at the Boston Athenæum
January 23, 2013: "Brilliant Beginnings: The Athenæum and the Museum in Boston" opens February 13
August 30, 2012: "Chromo-Mania: The Art of Chromolithography in Boston, 1840-1910" opens September 28
July 31, 2012: Loring gift to fund second phase of digitization of Confederate States Collection
March 27, 2012: "George Deem: The Art of Art History" opens April 11
January 25, 2012: Bromer gift of $2 million to endow curatorship of rare books and manuscripts
August 18, 2011: Boston Athenæum fall exhibition, "Artists' Books: Books by Artists," opens October 12
August 16, 2011: Boston Athenæum project to make important Confederate States material available to the public
July 29, 2011: Boston Athenæum inaugurates Digital Collections Page
May 31, 2011: "Faces & Places: Mid-19th-Century Boston," featured exhibition at the Boston Athenæum this summer, opens June 20
April 28, 2011: James Reid-Cunningham appointed associate director for digital programs and preservation