Clark Library Exhibits and Events

The Clark Library hosts exhibits that have included art work, maps, and other materials that provide unique perspectives on the history, geography, and cultures of the world. These exhibits draw heavily from the library's collections, and often engage students in their creation and curation.

Collage of Clark Posters

 

Exhibits

Current Exhibit

Mr. Vignaud's Maps: Unraveling a Cartographic Mystery from the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography

Mr. Vignaud's Maps Exhibit Poster

In 1922 the University of Michigan acquired the library of Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, whose extensive personal library included thousands of books, atlases, maps, and other publications. Many of Vignaud's maps were extracted from broken atlases, originally published by the illustrious Hondius and Janssonius publishing houses. Staff in the Clark Library sought to organze these fascinating maps based on their physical characteristics and similarities, with the ultimate goal of reassembling the original atlases. This exhibit and the accompanying online exhibit feature the results of their remarkable findings, as well as a glimpse into the history of the Golden Age of mapmaking in 17th century Amsterdam.

When: February 1 - July 27, 2018

Online exhibits
Past exhibits

If you have a question about an exhibit or are interested in collaborating with the Clark on an exhibit, please email our exhibit coordinator at clarkexhibits@umich.edu .

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Last modified: 05/09/2018