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

Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud
Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud
Erin Platte, Rare Map & Cataloging Assistant

During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, was amassing a large personal library, including books, atlases, maps, and other publications.  In 1923-4 the University of Michigan acquired his library from his widow.  His map collection was divided between the ...

Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas
Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas
Reproductive Justice Exhibit Planning Team

Birthing Reproductive Justice:

150 Years of Images and Ideas



Reproductive Justice -- the right to have children, not to have children, and to parent children in healthy and safe environments -- is a movement and perspective that arose in the 1990s as a broader alternative to reproductive rights advocacy focused on...

Travel Through Maps & Narratives: An Exhibit on Travel & Tourism
Travel Through Maps & Narratives: An Exhibit on Travel & Tourism
Exhibit Assistants Sarah Helm & Erin Platte

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page." - St. Augustine of Hippo

Humans have always traveled, but our reasons for travel have changed and multipled over time. Travel has evolved into an industry with social, economic, and environmental impacts. People all over the world make journeys, whether beginning a religiously motivated...

From Trace to Text: Highlights from the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection
From Trace to Text: Highlights from the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection
Arthur Verhoogt (Professor of Papyrology and Greek, former Acting Archivist of the Papyrology Collection), Adam Hyatt (former Papyrology Collection Manager)

The University of Michigan Papyrus Collection is a premier collection of papyri, recognized worldwide for its great breadth and the excellence in research, teaching, and outreach it supports.  Founded by the visionary Francis W. Kelsey,...

From General Library to Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
From General Library to Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Sanam Arab, Access Services Librarian

From General Library to Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is an exhibit of photographs of the establishment and evolution of the University of Michigan Library and its major building, the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

The Organic Act of March 18, 1837, established the...

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