Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Anne Evenhaugen

Anne Evenhaugen is the head librarian at the Smithsonian American Art & Portrait Gallery Library.

Turning a Quarantine Into a Journey With Xavier de Maistre

Two years ago, we all got better acquainted with our domestic surroundings. “Journey Round My Room” was first written by Xavier de Maistre in the 18th century. A recently acquired 2007 edition includes photos and a specially crafted box by Ross Anderson. The end result is a beautiful artist's book that turns a quarantine into an exploration.