Tufts Adjunct Professor Margherita Desy sent us this ringing endorsement of an upcoming event at the Boston Athanaeum:

I have been a member of the Athenaeum for many years and often bring my collections management in as a field trip.  The Athenaeum’s collections run from fine arts (including paintings, sculpture and photography) and decorative arts, to rare books and manuscripts, to a vast circulating collection.  Exhibitions and lectures are held frequently.  I would highly recommend that graduate students in the Tufts Museum Studies program attend the reception or one of the many public tours provided by the Boston Athenaeum so that they may become familiar with this local treasure.   I should also mention that the Athenaeum has also hosted one of our Museum Studies student as an intern.

Sounds fantastic, right? Here are the details, and if anyone from Tufts attends, drop us a line and let us know how it went!

Graduate Student Reception
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The Development Office of the Boston Athenaeum has established a group of
current graduate students who are also interested in the collections and
educational programs of the Boston Athenaeum.  If you would like to know
more about the Athenaeum and its historic collection, please join us for
this reception on September 12th at 5.30.  Please RSPV to Karen Beach at
beach[at]bostonathenaeum[dot]org – reservations are required and space is filling
up fast.