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Seminar Series - Lacey Flint

The Club’s Hidden Treasures

On January 25, 2017 Lacey Flint, The Explorers Club Archivist and Curator of Research Collections, will provide Members with an opportunity to examine many of ‘The Club’s Hidden Treasures’. In addition to examining the history of the Collections, and gaining insight into the Club’s resources, she will discuss how these resources can be of benefit to our Members.

Lacey points out it is the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge that distinguishes the scientific explorer from the adventurer. The Explorers Club Research Collections contain approximately 14,000 volumes (1400 of which comprise the Rare Book Collection), 550 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 1,000 artifacts, 3,500 maps, and 500 films and videos housed throughout Club Headquarters.

The seminar will address the history of the Club’s Collections and treasures, procedures for accessing the Collections, preserving personal records and how to determine historic value. The session will review the Club’s comprehensive holdings, including Napoleon’s Description de l’Egypte, The Club’s Articles of Incorporation and rarely seen historic expedition photographs. Lacey will outline Club policies governing access, the future of the Collections and the Club’s plans to digitize. Additionally, Lacey will discuss several useful tips and tricks for archiving personal expedition records and preserving them for posterity.

Exploration Seminars Program are free of charge and for Members Only.

6:30 pm
in the Board Room at Club Headquarters

Exploration Seminars Program:

As in the past, the Club’s more experienced and accomplished Members will address practical field needs and disciplines directly relevant to exploration. The common goal of the series is to contribute and expand field knowledge in a ‘show me how to’ format, with several sessions providing a ‘hands on’ approach.

Please note the Exploration Seminars are for Members only, without charge, but reservations are required due to limited seating in the Board Room. Members wishing to attend should email the Club Receptionist at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), to secure space.

For further information regarding the seminars, or to suggest future topics and speakers, please contact Daniel A. Kobal, Ph.D. FE’89 directly at (718) 757-7996 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

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