The exhibition -- part of the international events planned for 2016 in observance of the 400th anniversary of
The opportunity is open to public, academic and special libraries, small museums, historical societies and other cultural venues. Online applications must be submitted to ALA by
Shakespeare and His First Folio is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Published just seven years after his death, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies -- now known as the "First Folio" -- saved for posterity 18 of Shakespeare's 38 plays, including "The Tempest," "Macbeth," "Twelfth Night" and "As You Like It." Multiple copies of this original edition, each accompanied by six interpretive panels, will tour the nation as the exhibition Shakespeare and His First Folio, providing hundreds of thousands of visitors with a rare opportunity to view this important book in their own community.
Each host institution must have a suitable space in which to display the First Folio and exhibition and must meet environmental and security requirements. Selected sites will be asked to plan several related programs, including an opening event and programs for schoolteachers and families. The tour will launch in
ALA's Public Programs Office provides leadership, resources, training and networking opportunities that help thousands of librarians nationwide develop and host cultural programs for adult, young adult and family audiences. The mission of the ALA Public Programs Office is to promote cultural programming as an essential part of library service in all types of libraries. Projects include book and film discussion series, literary and cultural programs featuring authors and artists, professional development opportunities and traveling exhibitions. School, public, academic and special libraries nationwide benefit from the office's programming initiatives.
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.
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