Programs & Exhibitions

Master Classes / Classes

Master Classes


Classes: Individual class sessions Past Master Classes



Master Classes and Workshops

The Library offers week-long and one-day master classes throughout the year. The most recent workshop was "Sugar and the confectioner in eighteenth-century England" The Lost Art of the Officier on April 19, 2013, led by Ivan Day, British food historian. Prior to that, a one-day master class was Facing the Text: Understanding Extra-illustration in the long Eighteenth Century on December 7, 2012, taught by Lucy Peltz, Curator, the National Portrait Gallery, London.

For a list of past master classes and workshops click here.

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Individual Class Sessions

The Library welcomes visits by undergraduate and graduate classes from Yale and other institutions. Members of the staff are delighted to talk to students about the collection and to work with faculty to develop and arrange special sessions presenting materials on individual topics or in particular formats. Classes provide students with an opportunity for a hands-on introduction to eighteenth-century primary source materials. We are also happy to arrange transportation for classes between New Haven and Farmington.

The Library is able to accommodate classes of up to 24 students in a classroom equipped with a wireless internet connection and data projector.

For further information or to schedule a class visit, contact

Susan Walker, Head of Public Services, at


Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, at

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