A Jane Austen Reading Room

 Mystery portrait: The story behind the unfinished painting in Mia's Jane  Austen Reading Room –– Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has restyled their Queen Anne period living room into an Austen-inspired literary retreat in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Emma. Their new Jane Austen Reading Room contains a pair of bookshelves stocked with a huge range of books related to Austen and, above the fireplace, two portraits - one of Jane and on of Edward Austen— look out into the room. Also included is a modern reproduction of Jane's traveling writing desk. The MIA's hope is that it will allow fans of Jane's work to sample a little of the environment that she lived