The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is incredibly excited to announce their intent to merge with The Rosenbach Museum & Library, creating The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. This extraordinary partnership will bring together two of Philadelphia’s premier cultural institutions, creating wonderful new opportunities to showcase both organizations’ rich literary treasures.
The Rosenbach of the Free Library will be maintained as an independent entity under the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and will be funded through private philanthropic support.
This exciting new venture will formally connect The Rosenbach Museum & Library and the Free Library, highlighting the already shared history between the two institutions. Dr. Rosenbach served as a Trustee and as an advisor to many of the Library’s Rare Book Department donors, helping to solidify the Library’s early Americana, British, and Judaica collections. By joining these extraordinary complementary holdings, we can engage a wider audience than ever before with an exceptional assemblage of Shakespeare folios, Dickens ephemera, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, and much more.
We’re enthusiastic about the future of this partnership, and can’t wait to explore the potential programmatic and exhibition partnerships with our new colleagues at The Rosenbach of the Free Library!
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