In 2013, an extraordinary collection on the history of medicine was transferred from the Taubman Library to the Special Collections Library, University of Michigan Library. Among the books, we came across three eighteenth-century microscopes stored in plain boxes and in need of conservation treatment. They have now been repaired and are in new homes. Here is a video explaining in detail the conservation work performed in one of these wonderful microscopes.
Our Culpeper-style microscope will be on display as part of an incoming exhibit on the early history of the microscope: "Through the Magnyfing Glass: A Short History of the Microscope". This display will open in the Special Collections Library, seventh floor of the Hatcher Library, on April 9th. Stay tuned!