In the News

In the News

"With such an abundance to take in, there’s a temptation to see the show in multiple ways: as social documentary, as newspaper history, as a collection of striking and powerful images — often as, for lack of a better word, artistry.... But there’s a simpler, all-encompassing way to view the show: as a love letter. The objects of that love include newspapering, photojournalism, the whys and wherefores of daily life, which is what daily journalism springs from.... As you might expect, the show is also a love letter to Cape Ann — specifically, the four communities that are the Daily Times’s north-of-Boston bailiwick: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea."

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"This exhibition is a veritable walk down memory lane with the gallery brimming with images that not only showcase the compelling stories of the day, but also daily life, like the first day of school, or the community celebration of St. Peter’s Fiesta, the joys and defeats of local sports, a summer’s day at the beach or fishermen at work on the wharves."

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The Cape Ann Museum is thrilled to announce that its Library & Archives' Digital Collections site is now live! Consisting of an ever-growing number of manuscripts, photographs, maps, publications, sail plans, ships logbooks, and additional resources, this new digital collections management platform places the collections of the Library & Archives online, providing worldwide access to these holdings for the very first time.

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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce a generous donation from the North of Boston Media Group of one million photographs from the vast and historically significant archives of the Gloucester Daily Times. This important collection of images of Cape Ann events, people, and historic moments dates from 1980 to 2005 and will be housed at the Museum's Library & Archives. 

“This is an extraordinary repository of photography capturing Cape Ann’s illustrious history, and it shows how irreplaceable local journalism is in chronicling our communities,” said Oliver Barker, the Museum’s Director. “We cannot thank the Gloucester Daily Times and North of Boston Media Group enough for recognizing the historic value of their photography over the years and understanding why it is so vital to protect and preserve these images for years to come.”

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The collection of 4,000 volumes informing what books the celebrated 20th-century Gloucester-based postmodern American poet Charles Olson owned, read or referred to got a new home.

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