This session will begin in 203 Morgan Library with a short video and instructions on how to handle rare materials. Attendees will be expected to wash their hands or wear gloves; no pens or food or drink are permitted. The session will then move into the Special Collections Reading Room where Janet Bishop will give an introduction about the department.
Diana Wess will talk briefly about the pieces on exhibit. Attendees will then have time to handle the materials.
Goals and Target Audience:
Acquaint researchers, faculty and staff, with the fine artifacts the Libraries has that are available for their research needs or class instruction.
Many faculty currently bring students (history, art, language, music, archaeology) to view items in our collection that are related to their class instruction.
Also, its just fun to handle a 4,000 year old cuneiform; examine a 500 year old book; be surprised by hidden paintings!