Creating Exhibitions of Rare Books and Other Special Collections Materials: Fall 2011


Eric Holzenberg


Long Island University


Fall 2011


While this course considers theoretical issues of conceptualization and criticism, it essentially provides practical, hands-on, experience with the steps necessary to create a successful exhibition of rare book/special collections material. Major topics are planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation. The course is appropriate for students who are preparing for curatorial careers in rare book/ special collections units.

Required Textbook:

Brown, M. E., Power, R. 2006. Exhibits in Libraries: A Practical Guide.

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