The Ransom Center’s Spring 2020 Stories to Tell exhibition features some of the earliest printed examples of illustrated English plays. [Read more…] about Picturing the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
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The University of Texas at Austin and the Harry Ransom Center continue to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Currently, we are closed to the public, and will reopen, if the situation allows, on May 1, 2020.
This includes closure of exhibition galleries, classrooms, and the Reading and Viewing Room. Also during this time, all events and tours are canceled. This decision is a response to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, researchers, staff, volunteers, and community.
The university continues to provide the latest information on a special “Guidance Related to the Coronavirus Disease” website, which includes safety measures and FAQs. Here are two other recommended sources that you and your family can consult to stay informed and up-to-date: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
Given the evolving nature of the situation, we will share updates as they become available. Please continue to check our website for new information. As always, please contact us by email or call 512-471-8944 if we can answer any questions.
We appreciate your support as we all work to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.
In an earlier blog post, we shared the science behind the Blaeu World Map. This week, Kress Paper Conservation Fellow Emily Farek dives into the treatment taking place to help extend the life of this unique 371-year-old wall map created by Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu in 1648. [Read more…] about The conservation behind the Blaeu World Map
A one-of-a-kind 17th-century map housed at the Ransom Center for decades, currently too fragile to display, is now the subject of an intensive research and conservation project that will utilize scientific analysis to reveal the hidden story behind the map’s production and significance. [Read more…] about The science behind the Blaeu World Map
The complete archive of Arthur Miller, one of America’s most acclaimed playwrights, is now available for teaching and research use at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. [Read more…] about Playwright Arthur Miller’s archive opens to researchers
Thousands of digitized records reflecting major historical events of the 20th century related to PEN International, a global writers’ organization, are available online beginning this month. [Read more…] about New digital resources launch online for study of human rights