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Exhibition: History of Book Illustration: 1400-1900

Exhibition: Level 1, Barr Smith Library 16 August – 27 September 2019 Curator: Lee Hayes, Rare Books & Special Collections Is a picture really worth a thousand words? From woodcut to lithograph, this exhibition explores the history and methods of book illustration, and sheds light on the important role that co-existent images and text play in […]

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Exhibition: God ‘Elp All of Us: The Centenary of Ross & Keith Smith’s Epic Flight

Exhibition: Level 1, Barr Smith Library 1 May – 15 June 2019 Curator: Cheryl Hoskin, Rare Books & Special Collections Librarian It was to be a great adventure – this skimming through ‘unknown skies’, over strange lands, and vast spaces of oceans. We were attempting something which had never before been done, so it is […]

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New Online Exhibition – Cover to Cover: Exposing the Bookbinder’s Ancient Craft

Visitors to the Library in 2017 may recall the exhibition, Cover to Cover: Exposing the Bookbinder’s Ancient Craft. Capitalising on the success of the physical display, Lee has now converted her exhibition into Rare Books & Special Collections’ first, major online exhibition. To learn more about this fascinating craft, including the connection between a book’s binding […]

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