Behind the Scenes: Malbone’s Miniature

February 25, 2021

How do the disenfranchised become citizens and join in the project of democracy? Join historian Nancy Austin as she shares her detective work on the Athenæum’s ivory miniature, The Hours, and a possible hidden history on women’s liberty and the vote.


Nancy Austin is a design-thinking career coach at Leonardo Coaching and longtime Athenæum enthusiast. She has a PhD in History of Art & Architecture from Brown and taught at RISD, Yale, and WPI.

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Categories: Athenæum, History, Local Interest, Special Collections