Posts tagged "Special Collections"
Curious and Curiouser: Eye-Popping Exhibition Demos

Curious and Curiouser: Eye-Popping Exhibition Demos

by Rebecca Hopman One of the most popular cases in the Curious and Curiouser exhibition at the Rakow Library revolves around glass eyes, and it’s easy to see why. People are fascinated by eyes – real or fake. Our case includes several eye-catching advertisements and a box with samples of glass eyes at each stage...
Curious and Curiouser: Romance in the Glasshouse

Curious and Curiouser: Romance in the Glasshouse

by Rebecca Hopman The Rakow Research Library’s current exhibition, Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library, explores themes of surprise, curiosity, and inspiration in the library. One of our main goals for the exhibition was to show the many ways the Rakow Library has been used as an incubator, and to inspire visitors...
#IArtLibraries | Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

#IArtLibraries | Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in August 2012. by Erinn Batykefer As any music buff knows, a light went out this past May when Chuck Brown, the “godfather of Go-go,” died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 75.  Go-go is something of a DC phenomenon; the genre developed...
RFQ: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design

RFQ: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design

We are pleased to publish this Request for Qualifications on behalf of the DC Public Library – please share widely! ~Laura Request for Qualifications (RFQ) District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL)  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design Permanent Public Art Commission Deadline: August 31, 2017 Budget: To be determined, with...
How to Succeed in (the Public Library Online Local Music Collection) Business: Care  

How to Succeed in (the Public Library Online Local Music Collection) Business: Care  

by Kelly Hiser Rabble is a startup based in Madison, Wisconsin that builds online local music collections with public libraries. Our open-source platform, MUSICat, helps librarians connect with local musicians to collect, curate, license, and publish music. We work with an amazing group of library partners, in Edmonton, Madison, Nashville, and Seattle, and we’re excited...
Introducing the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Introducing the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

by Amelia Foster Founded in 2013, the Minneapolis Art Lending Library is a collection of about 110 pieces of original artwork that are available to the public for free, three-month loan periods. We aim to provide a new model for artists to showcase their work and build a following, while also cultivating a new audience...
Showing Off: The Making of an Exhibit

Showing Off: The Making of an Exhibit

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in May 2016. by Sharon Wolff It seems to me that one of the most frustrating things about working in an institution like a museum or a library is having to coax people into your institution. It can be like pulling teeth, but the best ways to do...
Curious and Curiouser: The Challenges and Benefits of a Two-Year Exhibition

Curious and Curiouser: The Challenges and Benefits of a Two-Year Exhibition

by Rebecca Hopman Last month I wrote about the Rakow Research Library’s new exhibition, Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library. Curious will be open for 22 months, almost a year longer than past Library exhibitions. The longer length offers its own challenges and benefits. Challenges Many of you may be able to guess our...
Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds

Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds

This post and series originally appeared on the LAIP in April 2016. by Allana Mayer The Concept In early January 2016, I started a fundraiser for the Society of American Archivists Mosaic Scholarship, which was made to encourage diverse entrants into the field. I wanted to contribute, but didn’t have money to spare. Instead, I created...
Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library

Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library

We’re excited to share a new series from our friend Rebecca Hopman,Outreach Librarian at The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass, on an exciting 2-year exhibition that unearths some of the Library’s coolest items. Enjoy! ~Erinn  Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library by Rebecca Hopman Bandhu Scott Dunham wanted to...
Featuring Book Artist Ioulia Akhmadeeva

Featuring Book Artist Ioulia Akhmadeeva

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Ioulia Akhmadeeva (IA): I was born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia. Now I live and work in Mexico as a visual artist, working in printmaking and artist’s books. My artistic production consists in 95 group exhibitions and 10 single shows. At...
The Campus Curates at Vanderbilt University Library

The Campus Curates at Vanderbilt University Library

by Celia Walker, Director of Special Projects, Vanderbilt University Libraries Vanderbilt University’s libraries revamped their exhibition program in 2010 in conjunction with a renovation to the 1941 Central Library. Inset exhibition cases were installed in the main lobby, replacing card catalogs that had not been updated for decades, along with pedestal cases in the lobby and...