November 15, 2021 6:00pm

A Discussion with Chicago's New Directors

Rhea Ballard-Thrower, University of Illinois Chicago Chris Brown, Chicago Public Library Estevan Montaño, Dominican University Monday, November 15, 2021 6:00 to 700 pm Listen to the webinar HERE Join Rhea Ballard-Thrower, University of Illinois Chicago, Chris Brown, Commissioner, Chicago Pu Read More >

November 11, 2021 6:00pm

Crate and Barrel's History: A Conversation with Gordon Segal

Gordon and Carole Browe Segal established the celebrated housewares and furniture retailer Crate & Barrel with the goal of offering strikingly designed, well-made products at reasonable prices. The Segals established Crate & Barrel in 1962 as a modestly financed, single outlet in Chicago’s Old Town … Read More >

November 3, 2021 5:00pm

Extinguishing the Myths of the Great Chicago Fire

To celebrate Carl Smith’s book Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City and the Chicago History Museum’s milestone exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, this program brings together four acclaimed specialists on Chicago history for an important conversation… Read More >

October 26, 2021 6:00pm

A Discussion with Chicago's Cultural Changemakers

Chicago Collections Consortium is proud to partner with the Design Museum of Chicago with the program, A Discussion with Chicago's Cultural Changemakers. Panelists Paola Aguirre, Founder, Borderless, George Aye, Co-Founder and Director of Innovation, Greater Good Studio, and Christopher Rudd, fou… Read More >

October 14, 2021 6:00pm

Chicago Municipal Records: Access and Accountability

Access to municipal records is important for government accountability. In some major U.S. cities, there is a city-wide mandate to preserve municipal records, a master retention schedule, and a central municipal archives. Chicago, however, has historically had decentralized and inconsistent policies… Read More >

September 28, 2021 6:30pm

Tempestt Hazel on Sixty Inches From Center

Join us a curator and co-founder Tempestt Hazel discusses the mission, holdings and projects of Sixty Inches From Center. Sixty Inches documents the stories of Chicago artists, cultural workers, architects, organizers, memory workers, and writers of the LBTQ+, femme, BIPOC, diasporic, and disabl… Read More >