July 30, 2008

I was away...

Moonrise over Lake Winnipesaukee

Apologies for the absence of new posts. I was away in New Hampshire for a few days and am terribly occupied with two new exhibitions, which will open at the Museum this fall: Women of Letters: Irène Némerovsky and Suite Française, which has been the subject of several posts, and Holocaust by Bullets, about Father Patrick Desbois and his search for mass graves in Ukraine. I will write more about this fascinating subject in the future. I am off to Ireland next week for a walking trip in Cork. Perhaps I can post some photos along the way....

July 9, 2008

Némirovsky Exhibition

Sarah Griswold, Exhibitions Project Manager, with the famous valise

The artifacts for our exhibition, Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française arrived from France recently, the first time any of them (with the exception of the manuscript of Suite Française) has ever been out of France. You can imagine our excitement in unpacking the crates and examining the powerful objects, which will help us to tell this remarkable story. In the photo above, you can see the valise which held the manuscript of Suite Française, which can be seen below.

Suite Française Manuscript (Courtesy of IMEC)

Irène's Identity Card (Courtesy of IMEC)