Carnegie Mellon University
February 23, 2017

Unlocking Everyday Treasures

The Digital Archive and African American History

Unlocking Everyday Treasures

Unlocking Everday TreasuresThe Humanities Center is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture, “Unlocking Everyday Treasures: The Digital Archive and African American History” to be delivered by Rhea Combs, Curator of Film and Photography at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Dr. Combs leads efforts to collect, preserve and make accessible the museum’s collection of photographs, film and audio recordings detailing various aspects of the African American experience.

The talk will discuss the vital cultural mission of the museum and the ways in which the transition from analog sources to digital media affects all aspects of that mission.


Thursday, February 23th, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Giant Eagle Auditorium (Baker Hall A51)


On Friday, February 24th, Dr. Combs will also participate in a workshop related to the lecture from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Baker Hall 145C. Those interested in attending the workshop should send mail to Jeff Hinkelman