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Artist William Wegman reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are pets worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

This video was created for the exhibition In the Company of Animals, which explores the ways in which the artists, writers, and composers have used animals to think and create.

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Writer Emma Straub reflects on the bond between artists and animals: Are pets worthwhile subjects? What roles do companion animals play in a life devoted to the imagination? What do our relationships with animals reveal about ourselves?

This video was created for the exhibition In the Company of Animals, which explores the ways in which the artists, writers, and composers have used animals to think and create.

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In 2011 the manuscript of A Christmas Carol received extensive treatment by conservators at the Morgan's Thaw Conservation Center. Conservator Reba Snyder explains how one of the Morgan's most important literary manuscripts was disbound, tested, and washed, the old silk linings removed from every page.

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Curator Declan Kiely discusses a volume of Oscar wilde manuscripts the Morgan received as a gift in 2008.

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Curator Jennifer Tonkovich, discusses the exhibition Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks.

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Isabelle Dervaux, curator of modern and contemporary drawings, discusses the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: the Black and White Drawings, 1961–1968.

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In conjunction with the film The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen, the Morgan produced additional short films featuring each of the participants. In this video, Colm Tóibín describes the relationship between his latest novel Brooklyn and Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

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Sandy Lerner discusses her deep connection to Jane Austen's works.

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Cornel West comments on Jane Austen and the human condition.

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Siri Hustvedt describes Jane Austen's mastery of language.

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Harriet Walter reflects on playing various characters from Austen's novels.

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Fran Lebowitz explains why she thinks Austen is popular for all the wrong reasons.

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The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen a short documentary film specially commissioned for the exhibition A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy, examines the influence of Austen's fiction—and her enduring fame—through interviews with leading writers, scholars, and actors.

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The James Fuld Collection of music manuscripts, renowned for its outstanding first-edition scores, was formally acquired by the Morgan in 2008. The collection also contains exemplary manuscripts, including a sketch by Beethoven for his Seventh Symphony.

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Philippe de Montebello interviews Isabelle Dervaux, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Drawings, about the exhibition New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004. Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, New at the Morgan includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings.

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Philippe de Montebello interviews William M. Griswold, director of The Morgan Library & Museum, about the life of Pierpont Morgan, the founding of the Morgan, and the Morgan's collections and historic architecture.

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The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.