Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, HMML assistant director and Joseph S. Micallef Curator of HMML’s Malta Study Center, will present a lecture at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Oct. 14 from 3-4:30pm. The lecture, “Saving Libraries during a Time of War: The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Race to Preserve Manuscripts Threatened by War and Cultural Trafficking” will introduce the various manuscript cultures represented by HMML’s projects and discuss efforts to recover manuscripts, such as those damaged by acts of war in Malta, ensuring that the contents of these irreplaceable witnesses to centuries of history will not be lost forever.
The Library of Congress European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Malta, Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, and European Union National Institutes for Culture, are sponsoring the lecture.
The Thomas Jefferson Building is located at 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540 Room LJ-119, 1st Floor Friday, October 14, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Contact Lucia Wolf at [email protected], 202-707-2256