Special Collections Tours

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Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials | June 26-29, 2019 | Austin, Texas

Special Collections Tours

Benson Collection Rare Materials Showings 
Join Benson special collections staff to see some of the Benson’s most important holdings. All 3 showings will have the same materials. 

  • Tour 1: Wednesday, June 26 @ 11:45am-12:45pm SIGN UP
  • Tour 2: Thursday, June 27 @ 11:45am-12:45pm SIGN UP
  • Tour 3: Friday, June 28 @3:15-4:15pm SIGN UP


Harry Ransom Center Showing of Gabriel García Márquez Papers
Join Harry Ransom Center staff for a showing of materials from the Gabriel García Márquez archive, including original manuscripts, letters, photos and even one of his personal typewriters.

  • Thursday, June 27 @ 11:45am-12:45pm SIGN UP


Curator’s Tour of “Mapping Memory” at the Blanton Art Museum
Join the Blanton Museum of Art’s Associate Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, Rosario Granados, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition “Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico.” The exhibition features a selection of the Benson Latin American Collection’s Relaciones Geográficas maps, created by local artists in Mexico and Guatemala at the request of the King of Spain.

  • Tour 1: Thursday, June 27 @ 4:00-5:00pm SIGN UP
  • Tour 2: Friday, June 28 @ 3:15-4:15pm SIGN UP