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Center for Puppetry Arts June 16th Library Tour

Join SLA-Georgia Chapter for a tour of the Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown Atlanta on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 12:00-1:00pm.

About the Center for Puppetry Arts

Part of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ mission is to “explore the past, present, and future of puppetry.” The Museum Program’s role in collecting and exhibiting historically and culturally significant representations of the art form is a large part of this mission. As the largest organization in the nation dedicated to the puppetry art form, the Center occupies a distinct niche in the U.S., due in large part to its commitment to collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and documenting the world history of this ancient art form. The Center’s permanent collection was founded to introduce the American public to the diversity, universality, and the shared humanity of this form and tradition.


About the Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library

The Center’s Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library includes over 1,100 global puppetry books, with topics including history, construction, type, and puppeteers. The library also houses over 1,300 puppetry-related periodicals from around the world in a variety of languages. Notable periodicals include The Puppetry Journal, Puppetry International, Asian Theatre, A propos, and Die Spielleiste. The library’s film collections include recordings of the Center’s own performances, global films, and commercial movies that include puppetry. Lastly, archival collections include Nancy Staub’s Global Puppetry Collection, Standwell (The Little Players) Collection, Marjorie McPharlin Collection, Thom Fountain Collection, Puppetry Guilds and Festivals, and the Center for Puppetry Arts Collection.


Kayla Wirtz, Museum Collections Manager at the Center for Puppetry Arts, will be our host for the tour. Kayla has been with the Center in different capacities for over two years. In her position, she currently oversees both the museum and archival collections, as well as provides support for additional projects within the museum department. She will finish her M.H.P. in Public History in December 2017 from Georgia State University, and she has a B.A. in English with a minor in Anthropology from Augusta University. Her professional background has mostly been in educational programming and development, but she has 3 years’ experience working with archives and museum collections.


To RSVP, please contact Dr. Clara R. Williams at or 404-797-5730 by Tuesday, June 13th. Members: Free; Students & Retirees: Free; Non-members: $5.00.

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