Trustees’ Collections Committee

Board of Trustees
May 20, 2014



Agenda for Trustees Special Collections Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
Boston Public Library, McKim Building, Commonwealth Salon (1st Floor)

AGENDA

  1. Welcome
    William Stoneman, Committee Chairman

  2. Review and Approval of Minutes of May 20, 2014 Meeting (Attachment 1)
    William Stoneman, Committee Chairman

  3. Exhibition Loan Policy and Procedure Discusssion (Attachment 2)
    Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections Strategy

    1. Exhibition Loan Policy
    2. Procedure for Outgoing Loans

  4. Review and Approval of New Acquisitions
    Susan Glover, Keeper of Special Collections
    Karen Shafts, Curator of Print

    1. Update of Acquisition Template
      VOTED:  “that, the Boston Public Library Trustees Special Collection Committee approves the purchase of Timothy Newell’s manuscript journal of the Siege of Boston 1775-76.  With an oil portrait of Newell by Henry Sargent, ca. 1800.
    2. Review and Approval for Purchase of two states of Mary Cassatt’s George Moore (ca. 1880) (Attachment 4)

      VOTED:  “that, the Boston Public Library Trustees Special Collection Committee approves the purchase of two states of Mary Cassatt’s George Moore (ca. 1880)

    3. Review and Recommendation to the Board of Trustees of the Boston Public Library for Purchase of Camille Pissarro’s Paysage sous bois, à l’Hermitage (Pontoise) (Attachment 5)

      VOTED:  “that, the Boston Public Library Trustees Special Collection Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees of the Boston Public Library the purchase of Camille Pissarro’s Paysage sous bois, à l’Hermitage (Pontoise)

    4. Review and Approval to receive of The Nancy Webb Bequest (Attachment 6)

      VOTED:  “that, the Boston Public Library Trustees Special Collection Committee approves to receive The Nancy Webb Bequest.

  5. Collections of Distinction
    Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections Strategy / Susan Glover, Keeper of Special Collections

    1. Maury A. Bromsen Lecture in Humanistic Bibliography Committee
  6. Update on Ms Med 203, Mariegola Della Scuola Santa Maria Della Misericordia, Bologna, 1392
    Susan Glover, Keeper of Special Collections

  7. Other Business
    Amy E. Ryan, President
    William Stoneman, Committee Chair
    1. Maury A. Bromsen Lecture in Humanistic Bibliography Committee
  8. Revised Proposed Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015
    William Stoneman, Committee Chairman

    • Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:30 a.m.
    • All Meetings to be held in McKim Building, Commonwealth Salon
  9. New Business
    William Stoneman, Committee Chairman

  10. Adjournment
    William Stoneman, Committee Chairman