The Walters Manuscripts and Rare Books collection is one of the best in the country and is certainly one of the hidden gems of the museum. Yet, despite carefully conserving and storing those old tomes in the most perfect conditions possible, the Rare Book Library at the Walters still has that wonderful “old book” smell…why?

Join Lynley Anne Herbert, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, as she discusses the reasons for, and joys of, a good (smelly) book.

The link to access the program will be posted here approximately 1 week before the start of the event.

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Add to Calendar 20200813 America/New_York 600 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201 Smoke, Spores, and Soy: Olfactory Obsession with Old Books