David Roberts in the Holy Land
3-4PM, Friday, 9/27, first floor of the Museum Library
with guest curator Dan Rahimi
The Holy Land: Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia (London: F.G. Moon, 1842-1849) based on the illustrations of David Roberts (1796-1864) is considered among the most beautiful illustrated publications representing the 19th-century Near East. Join the Executive Director of Galleries at the Penn Museum, Dan Rahimi, and Head of the Museum Library, Deborah Stewart, to view the volumes, learn about their production and influence, and revisit Roberts’ travels at this informal pop-up event.
The event is open to all members of the Penn community as well as to Penn Museum visitors. No food, beverages, nor ink pens permitted, but curious minds welcome!