Opening Program (online)—The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA
The Map and the Territory distills the vast holdings of the university’s diverse collections of rare books, works of art, musical instruments, meteorites, bird specimens, and more into a single exhibition. Organized by the Fowler together with the Hammer Museum, UCLA Library, and other campus partners, this exhibition illuminates connections between people and places, both real and imagined, and celebrates the valuable place collections hold in the history of UCLA’s pursuit of knowledge.
This program will include a welcome by Cindi Alvitre (Tongva), Director, Ti’at Society and Professor, CSULB American Indian Studies; Carole Goldberg, Chair of the Centennial Celebration Steering Committee; and Marla C. Berns, the Shirley & Ralph Shapiro Director of the Fowler Museum. A conversation about the collaborative process of shaping the show will follow, featuring Heather Briston, University Archivist and Head of Curators and Collections at UCLA Library; Rebecca Fenning Marschall, Manuscripts & Archives Librarian at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA; Juliet Hook, Meteorite Manager at UCLA Meteorite Collection; and Matthew H. Robb, the Fowler’s Chief Curator, who will moderate the discussion.