Monday, October 17, 2011

Do You Collect Things?

Join us tomorrow, Oct. 18, 2011 in the Library Lecture Hall for Collections with Hetty Startup.

Want a comprehensive look at the fun, weird and wonderful history of the history of museums, collectors and collecting habits? This talk also invites you to think about your own collecting interests. Why do you collect certain things and not others? Is there a theme? If possible, bring a sample of your collection with you to this program.

Hetty Startup is an adjunct professor of art history and architectural history at the University of New Hampshire Manchester. Professor Startup’s research has focused on late 19th and early 20th century British and American women’s leadership in cultural organizations, with specific emphasis on the arts and crafts and settlement house movements. She has also written and lectured on modern architectural and design history with a special emphasis on Frank Lloyd Wright and his American and European contemporaries. Educated in the UK, Hetty has worked in museums and non-profit settings as well as teaching for over twenty years at the college level. She serves on two non-profit boards in NH, works with the NH Humanities Council in their Connections program. She likes to garden and make watercolor and felted paintings.

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