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U-M Bicentennial Celebrations

The University of Michigan celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2017. The University Library marks this milestone with exhibits, lectures, publications, and more. This list features signature library activities as well as cross-campus collaborations in which the library is a key partner.

All library events are free and open to the public.
Check back often for new events and additional information.

Online Exhibits and Digital Collections
Social Media

Units across campus will be looking back at U-M’s past contributions and challenges and looking ahead to its next century and the state of public higher education in the United States. View a listing of bicentennial events taking place across campus.

Symposium Explores Cultural Preservation and Conservation Efforts Following Florence Flood

“Mud Angels” salvaging rare books from flooded buildings in Florence, Italy. Nov. 1966, from the film Florence: Days of Destruction. Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland Libraries.

A natural disaster in Italy fifty years ago had a dramatic impact on the fields of preservation and conservation.