Art Institute of Chicago

When: Wednesday, August 24, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Capacity: Maximum 20, Minimum 10, Preregistration required  

Description: Please join staff of the Art Institute of Chicago for tours of the museum's Institutional Archives, the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, and the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' Conservation Department. Institutional archivist Bart Ryckbosch will walk you through some of the current ongoing projects in the institutional archives (digitization of exhibition catalogues, Intranet-based services, and records management). Archivists Mary Woolever and Nathaniel Parks will present a show-and-tell of highlights from the Special Collections of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries; and Library Collections Conservator Christine Fabian will discuss the art and craft of book and paper conservation.

Directions: From the Hyatt, walk south on Michigan Ave. to Monroe Street. At Monroe walk east to the Art Institute loading dock area. Tour participants should meet their guide at the staff entrance of the Art Institute promptly at the start of their tour time. 125 E. Monroe Street.

Contact: Mary Woolever,, 312.443.7202