Seminar D: Every Space is Special: The Art and Science of Pop-Up Special Collections Exhibits*
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Library
Most libraries collect or have acquired material referred to as special collections, and many institutions have permanent, secure and collection-friendly exhibition space to display those treasures. Whether your institution already has exhibition space, is working towards the establishment of permanent secure display areas, or is looking to expand outreach efforts, pop-up exhibits are an exciting possibility. These exhibits involve the use of non-traditional building, library or off-campus space to organize and publicize same-day or short duration special collections exhibits that will pique the curiosity of your patrons and raise the recognition factor of your special collections as vehicles for study, research and reflection. Three institutions will describe their use of pop-up exhibits, as both supplemental to established display spaces and as stand-alone events.
Moderator: Patrick Olson, Michigan State University Libraries
*This session will be recorded.