Neon in Nevada: Discussion Panel presented by the University Libraries
** This event is part of Reno's annual Artown offerings **
Neon in Nevada: Discussion Panel
July 29 at 7 p.m.
Join Neon in Nevada project partners, a representative from the Neon Museum, and other neon enthusiasts for a virtual panel discussion about neon's unique role in Nevada's history and its lasting impact on our visual culture. Learn about the Neon in Nevada project, how it got started, its goals, and the forthcoming digital collection that will enable people to explore neon signs from across the state. In addition to a lively panel, there will be time for questions and audience discussion at the end.
Advance registration is requested. Please register online via Eventbrite.
About the Neon in Nevada project:
Sadly, many of Nevada’s iconic neon signs are fading away. Which is why the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno created Neon in Nevada. Neon in Nevada is a collaborative project documenting and preserving images of neon signs from across the state in a digital archive.
In partnering with UNLV Libraries, the Nevada Historical Society, rural Nevada towns, and others, this project is truly a state-wide effort. It is vital in keeping the familiar glow of neon and its history in Nevada alive. The digital archive will go live in August 2021, and the public will be able to view and interact with photos of neon signs in Nevada like never before.
Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.
Thursday, July 29 at 7:00 pmVirtual Event