Exhibits

The University of Michigan Library regularly presents highlights of unique collections in online exhibits and galleries across campus.

The Library also collaborates with the U-M community, as well as local and national artists, programs and organizations, to host exhibits. If you are interested in collaborating on an exhibit, please contact us at mlibrary-exhibits@umich.edu.

Featured Online Exhibits

The Many Hats of Robert Altman: A Life in Cinema
The Many Hats of Robert Altman: A Life in Cinema
Matthew Solomon, Professor of Screen Arts & Cultures and the students of Screen Arts & Cultures 330 Winter 2013, Peggy Daub, Librarian Emerita Special Collections Library, Phil Hallman, Screen Arts & Cultures Librarian and Melissa Gomis, Instructional Technology Librarian

The Robert Altman Archive was acquired by the University of Michigan Library from the Robert Altman estate in early 2008.  It contains all the working documents and objects created in the various offices, shooting locations, and soundstages on which Robert Altman worked during his career and totals approximately 1,000...

Puzzle Me This
Puzzle Me This
Julia Miller, Guest Curator

The motivation for this exhibit of early binding fragments in the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection was the completion of a long-held wish on my part. The wish was to determine what might be found in the way of binding fragments in a fascinatingly diverse collection of materials with which I was...

Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977
Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977
Nadia J. Lalla, Assistant Director, Collections and Information Services, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, and Marie Boissière, intern, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques (France)

“The rapid eradication of smallpox from the place that was for many years the world’s principal endemic focus of the disease [i.e., India] has been singled out as one of the great victories in the history of public health: only twelve months separated a peak of more than 8,000 infected villages in May, 1974, and 188,000 cases in that year, from the last indigenous case in May...

Maps and Map-making in India
Maps and Map-making in India
Lisa Lorenzo and Corinne Vieracker, Reference Assistants at the Stephen S. Clark Library & Grace Rother

The University of Michigan Library is honored and delighted to be a part of the “India in the World” College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Theme Semester. This exhibit highlights the Clark and...

Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)
Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)
Cathleen A. Baker, Conservation Librarian and Exhibit Conservator

This online exhibit, "Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)," serves as an introduction to the incredible wood engravings of this American master. From March 3, 2014 until June 5, 2014, the physical exhibition took place in the then newly renovated 7th Floor exhibit space, Special Collections, Hatcher Graduate Library, U-M Library.

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