Regional meetings are informal meetings that provide ongoing opportunities for AHPCS members to get together to view, discuss, and enjoy prints. These events offer special access to the resources of libraries, historical societies, and museums across the country.
Recent regional meetings have included:
- Print collection show-and-tells
- Curator-led exhibition tours
- Scholarly talks
- Workshops and demonstrations in print conservation
Interested in planning a regional meeting?
Do you know of a special exhibition or auction of American historical prints that will be taking place in your area next year? Do you know of a little-known collection in a local museum, library, or historical society that contains hidden treasures that would be of interest to AHPCS members (current and/or potential)? Or would you be willing to invite members to your home or office to view some of the highlights of your own collection?
Regional meetings can take many different forms. They may be as small as three or four people or as large as the hosting institution can accommodate. They are a great way for members to network and to get together and talk about prints. AHPCS encourages members interested in hosting regional meetings or with ideas for venues in their areas to connect with Clayton Lewis, our Regional Activities Chair, to make meeting arrangements.
AHPCS will give assistance in setting up these events!
- Contact Clayton Lewis, the AHPCS Regional Activities Chair. Click here to contact Clayton with a question or suggestion.
- Six months lead-time is usually needed when planning larger meetings in order to allow for advance publicity and invitations.
- If you aren’t in a position to coordinate the meeting yourself, Clayton will try to find someone else who will do it for you.