Curator of Art and Artifacts and Visual Materials Cataloger x-116

Linda August joined the staff at the Library Company of Philadelphia in 2004. She is a graduate of Widener University with a BA in History and an MA in Museum Communication from the University of the Arts. Ms. August is a Visual Materials Cataloger in the Graphic Arts Department and the Curator of the Art & Artifacts Collection, which contains over 300 cultural objects, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and scientific instruments. She spearheaded a multi-year project to digitize and catalog the Art & Artifacts Collection and conserve a number of important pieces by successfully attaining grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). She co-curated the exhibition Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront During the First World War and curated Stylish Books: Designing Philadelphia Furniture. Her research interests include the history of the Library Company, the artifacts in the collection, and Asian American history.