A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Rachel D’Agostino
Senior Lecturer
MTS, Harvard University
MSLS, Clarion University
BA, Temple University
Rachel A. D’Agostino is curator of Printed Books and co-director of the Visual Culture Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia, where she has worked since 2000. Prior to that she was processing archivist at Harvard University Archives. In the past few years she has continued her studies at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. In 2013 she co-curated an exhibition on historical ephemera at the Library Company of Philadelphia, and is organizing a corresponding joint conference with the Ephemera Society of America for Fall 2013. In 2012 she organized and participated in “Before Madison Avenue: Advertising in Early America,” a joint conference of the Visual Culture Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Center for Historic American Visual Culture. In 2011 she presented at the conference of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. D’Agostino has curated numerous exhibitions, covering topics as diverse as the 17th-century “Popish Plot,” campaign posters in early Pennsylvania elections, and contemporary art inspired by historical collections. Her most recent publication is “Not Only Prints: Early Republic-Era Visual Culture Research at the Library Company of Philadelphia,” Pennsylvania History, Vol. 79, No. 3. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012). She currently serves on three committees in the Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association.