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DC - National Archives/National Gallery of Art


Join the Alumni Club on Sunday, January 5th at 11am for a 45-minute guided-tour of the National Archives temporary exhibit: Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage, followed by a trip to the National Gallery of Art for the final day of Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about these historic materials which were found in Iraq in 2003 and which document the long history of the Iraqi Jewish community. The exhibit also details the extensive restoration and preservation process that has been done to ensure the survival of these documents. Space on this tour is extremely limited as this is not a Tulane-only event. January 5th is also the last day of this exhibit. If you are interested in the Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage tour, please fill out this form.

Following the tour, those interested can walk to the National Gallery of Art of the final day of the Charles Marville exhibit. Marville was a renowned French photographer who was the official photographer for the city. He documented aspects of the radical modernization program that had been launched by Emperor Napoleon III and his chief urban planner, Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann. In this capacity, Marville photographed the city’s oldest quarters, and especially the narrow, winding streets slated for demolition. Even as he recorded the disappearance of Old Paris, Marville turned his camera on the new city that had begun to emerge. No reservation is required for this exhibit, and those who are not interested in or can't make the Archives exhibit should feel free to meet at the National Gallery of Art around 12:15 p.m.

If you have any questions about these events, contact Whitney Silverman at
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Whitney Silverman
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Date & Location
Date: 1/5/2014
Location: National Archives/National Gallery of Art