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Private tour of the Menil Collection building for Jenkins Library Ambassadors


The Jenkins Library Ambassadors, the Architecture and Art Library’s student board, are hosting a private tour of the Menil Collection library and non-public spaces for students in the College of Architecture and School of Art.  Students will see extraordinary rare materials in the library, which is only open to the public by appointment.  A tour of the staff spaces, including art storage space and the underground workroom, will show students how museums function and use space.  Anyone interested in this building type or in a museum career should take advantage of this uncommon opportunity.

The tour will take place from 10-11:30 on Thursday, May 5th.  Students wishing to attend must RSVP to librarian Catherine Essinger at  Attendance is capped.

The Ambassadors will also be holding a meeting at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd, in the upper mezzanine of the Jenkins Library in order to hold elections and a discuss upcoming business.  The meeting is open to new and current Ambassadors, as well as anyone interested in finding out more about this student organization.  The nominees for the Ambassadors’ executive board are:

President – Negin Nayeri, College of Architecture

Vice President – Angela Rios, College of Architecture

Treasurer – Edith Villasenor, School of Art

Secretary – Christine Hinojosa, College of Architecture


Architectural portfolios now in the UH Digital Library


The following architectural portfolios in the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room have been digitized and are now freely available in the UH Digital Library:

Details and Ornament of the Italian Renaissance –

The Petit Trianon Versailles. Part I –

The Petit Trianon Versailles. Part II –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume I –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume II –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume III –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume IV –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume V –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume VI –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume VII –

Denkmäler Deutscher Renaissance. Volume VIII –